The Robert H. Jackson Center recently received a set of historical books on permanent loan from Prendergast Library, thanks to an agreement between Linda Mielke, library director, and Gregory Peterson, founder/board member at the Robert H. Jackson Center.
The library’s copy of “Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression” from the U.S. Government Printing Office in 1946, was given by Earnest Colcroft in memory of Jackson, who represented the United States at the London Conference that set up the International Military Tribunal and served as Chief U.S. Prosecutor for the United States at the first Nuremberg Trial.
The seven volumes presented to the Jackson Center are part of an eight-volume, 12-book series also known as “The Red Series.” The set is described as a “Collection of Documentary Evidence and Guide Materials Prepared by the American and British Prosecuting Staffs for Presentation before the International Military Tribunal at Nurnberg, Germany.”
The books contain an indexed sampling of evidence used to support charges made against the major Nazi war criminals. Original volumes of the series are found in the Library of Congress and The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School Library, U.S. Army, Charlottesville, VA.
Prendergast Library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. For information, call 484-7135, Ext. 225.