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National Offices Conference

The National Offices Conference was one of the key events in the history of the UNWCC - a summit bringing together representatives of all sixteen national offices that worked with the Commission in the Royal Courts of Justice, in May/June 1945, with the aim of...

The last Nazi hunters

Dr Dan Plesch's research cited in The Guardian once again - The author of a new history on the UN War Crimes Commission, concluded, “Right now, you see a German chancellor and public who are ironically more alive to the dangers, more willing to share the past, than...

Human Rights After Hitler – in the news!

Following the release of Human Rights After Hitler, we've been delighted at the extensive positive press coverage - including an interview NPR, and articles in Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, the Independent, the Deutsche Welle, CBS, Radio News ABC Australia, PassBlue...

Hitler in the charge files of the UNWCC

Of the many surprising documents in the UNWCC's archive, one of the most striking would be the indictment for Adolf Hitler. The idea that 'ordinary foot soldiers' were accused in detailed, secret, well-documented files is one thing; seeing the preparatory trial...

Archival research: Yugoslavia, the Netherlands, and France

The UNWCC was active in coordinating war crimes prosecutions across Europe and beyond, but much of this history has gone unremembered. This post gathers together research on the UNWCC's actions across France, the Netherlands, and Yugoslavia, unearthing intriguing...