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Nuremberg stenographer’s mementos auctioned

On Sept. 25, the Associated Press reported the discovery of an old trunk containing carbon copies of transcripts from the Nuremberg war-crimes trials and other artifacts. The trunk, which was discovered by workers cleaning a long-time vacant home in Alaska, belonged to the late Maxine Carr, a postwar stenographer who worked for 32 months on the International Military Tribunal staff in Nuremberg. The trunk also included a staff directory for the multinational tribunal that prosecuted scores of Nazi masterminds in the trials and a translated letter to a Nazi faithful that signs off with “Heil Hitler.”

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Follow up: The trunk and its contents were up for auction at the Alaska Auction Company in Anchorage on Sept. 27. Bids were taken on-site, remote by proxy, and by live webcast. The winning bid for Associated Press reported on the winning bid on Oct. 1.