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International Military Tribunal for the Far East records
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Description
Background reports, court documents, photographs, maps from the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, May 1946 through February 1947, at the War Ministry Building in Tokyo.
Background
The International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE), also known as the Tokyo Trials, the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal, or simply the Tribunal, was convened on April 29, 1946, to try the leaders of the Empire of Japan for three types of war crimes--participation in a joint conspiracy to start and wage war, the commission of atrocities or crimes against humanity, and the planning of atrocities. The judges, from 11 countries, were appointed by General Douglas MacArthur. 11 prosecutors from 11 countries took part; the chief prosecutor, Joseph B. Keenan, was appointed by President Harry S. Truman. 28 defendants were charged.
Extent
2.52 Linear Feet 4 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.