Witnessing Justice at Nuremberg: Nazi War Crimes Trials Through the Eyes of New Mexicans Dorothy Adams Greene and Lawrence Rhee
January 17, 2024
For immediate release
Director of Collections
February 18 to December 18, 2024
Free public opening February 18 at 3 p.m.
New Mexico Holocaust & Intolerance Museum, 616 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
On February 18, 2024 the New Mexico Holocaust & Intolerance Museum will present Witnessing Justice at Nuremberg: Nazi War Crimes Trials Through the Eyes of New Mexicans Dorothy Adams Greene and Lawrence Rhee. Small but mighty, this exhibit will examine the quest for justice at Nuremberg through the Dorothy Adams Greene Collection and the Lawrence L. Rhee Collection, both part of NMHIM’s permanent holdings. Adams Greene and Rhee worked as part of the American teams prosecuting crimes against humanity following the end of WWII. Rhee worked as Head of Photographic Evidence for the Allied Prosecution at the first International Military Tribunal trial of Nazi leadership and Adams Greene as a clerk stenographer and confidential secretary at the Subsequent Nuremberg Trials, specifically the trial of chemical giant I.G. Farben, also known as the “industrialists trial.”
Through original documents, photographs, and artifacts, Witnessing Justice examines the challenges and importance of the Nuremberg trials and the international community’s response to Nazi crimes against humanity. Through personal narratives, visitors can explore themes of global justice, corporate responsibility, and the consequences of atrocity. It will also give insight into the experience of prosecuting war crimes from the perspective of members of the legal team.
“I had had only a vague conception of the crimes for which the Nazis were being tried. But my work in War Crimes brought me into contact with evidence of brutalities such as I would have thought only demented persons capable of committing instead of being part of a long-range, well planned national program.”- Dorothy Adams Greene, 1947
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Dorothy Adams Greene with attorney E.E. Minskoff and interrogator Benvenuto “Ben” von Halle while in Scotland collecting testimony of POWs, 1947. Dorothy Adams Greene Collection, NMHIM.
Dorothy Adams Greene’s official Office of Chief of Counsel for War Crimes, 1947. Dorothy Adams Greene Collection, NMHIM.
Defendants at the first Nuremberg trial, 1945. Lawrence L. Rhee Collection, NMHIM.