Item 243139. THE LESSONS OF THE KHARKOV TRIAL

THE LESSONS OF THE KHARKOV TRIAL

[London] : [Russia Today Society], 1944. Paperback. Item #40625

1st English Edition. 8vo. Original Wrappers. 15, [1] pages ; 19 cm. Contemporary report, published the month after the trial, on one of the the first two war crimes trials against Nazi defendants, held almost 2 years before the Nuremberg Trials. "A Russia Today Pamphlet/First published January 1944.” A historic account of the Trial in which “three officials of the Kharkov Gestapo (Hans Rietz, Wilhelm Langfeld, and Reinhard Retzlaff) were tried before a Soviet military Court at Kharkov, Ukraine, from December 15, 1943, to December 18, 1943. All were found guilty and sentenced to death. ” (Jewish Virtual Library, 2017) The pamphlet is written by Bohuslav Ecer a year before the Nuremberg Trial, in which Ecer played a significant role. “Bohuslav Ecer (1893 - 1954) was a professor of international criminal law. He was a member of the Commission of the United Nations War Crimes, and chairman of the Czechoslovakian delegation at the International Military Tribunal for the punishment of war criminals at Nuremberg, as well as a judge of the International Court of Justice in The Hague. A street in Bystrc is named after him. ” (Wikipedia, 2017) SUBJECT(S) : War crimes trials, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 1943. Rusty staple. Some edgewear and minor foxing. About very good condition. Important. (holo2-135-7) xx.

Price: $500.00