Haakon Maurice Chevalier Diary

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Haakon Maurice Chevalier Diary

Campus:
San Diego State University
Library:
Library and Information Access
Subject(s):
Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals, Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946 -- Personal narratives ; World War, 1939-1945 -- War Criminals
Description:
Haakon Maurice Chevalier was a translator and professor of French at the University of California-Berkeley. After working as a translator for the French government at the first meeting of the United Nations in 1945, he was asked by the War Department to serve as interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials. This collection is composed of two notebooks kept by Haakon Maurice Chevalier during his position as French-English interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials in 1945. The diaries begin on the first day of the trial, November 20, 1945, and end on February 25, 1946. His account includes vivid descriptions of trial participants (including facial expressions while testifying, unusual physical features, and personality traits), and personal interpretations.
Dates covered:
1945-1946
Language(s):
English
Collection Size:
0.20 linear feet
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Citation Sample:
Identification of item, folder title, box number, Haakon Maurice Chevalier Diary, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection policy:
This collection is open for research. The copyright interests in the materials found in this collection have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Special Collections and University Archives can only grant permission to publish materials for which it is the copyright holder.