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By Anthony M. Platt,Cecilia Elizabeth O'Leary

on the finish of worldwide warfare II, an American army intelligence group retrieved an unique replica of the 1935 Nuremberg legislation, signed via Hitler, and became over this infrequent record to basic George S. Patton. In 1999, after fifty-five years within the vault of the Huntington Library in southern California, the Nuremberg legislation resurfaced and have been wear public demonstrate for the 1st time on the Skirball Cultural heart in l. a.. during this far-ranging, interdisciplinary learn that's half historic research, half cultural critique, half detective tale, and half memoir, Tony Platt explores a number of interrelated concerns: war-time looting, remembrance of the holocaust, German and American eugenics, and the general public obligations of museums and cultural facilities. This booklet is predicated on unique examine via the writer and co-researcher, historian Cecilia O'Leary, in executive, army, and library records; interviews and oral histories; and player commentary. it truly is either a close, scholarly research and a list of the author's activist efforts to right the historic record.

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