PROFESSOR ALBERT WEISS AND THE NUREMBERG TRIALS Cover Image

ПРОФ. ДР АЛБЕРТ ВАЈС И НИРНБЕРШКИ ПРОЦЕС
PROFESSOR ALBERT WEISS AND THE NUREMBERG TRIALS

Author(s): Jelena Lopičić Jančić
Subject(s): Criminal Law, International Law
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Београду
Keywords: International Military Тribunal at Nuremberg; War Crimes; Reports of Albert Vajs; State Commission of Investigating the Crimes of the Occupying Forces ant their Collaborators;

Summary/Abstract: This article deals with engagement of Professor Dr. Albert Weiss, who was member of the Yugoslav Delegation at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, Germany in the period from November 20, 1945 until October 1, 1946. At that time he was legal officer of the State Commission for Investigating the Crimes of the Occupying Forces and their Collaborators. As an expert in Criminal Law and a multilingual person he was appointed as a member of the Yugoslav Delegation. He followed the trial before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, cooperated with the Allied Prosecutors at handing over documents about German war crimes performed in Yugoslavia. He sent to the State Commission for Investigating the Crimes of the Occupying Forces and their Collaborators in Belgrade over 200 reports, proposals, analysis, various letters and memos analyzed here, some of them for the first time in the literature. They are deposited in the Archives of Yugoslavia, and were completely unknown to the academic and public in general. These reports are very important both from legal and political point of view for acquiring better insight in the course of the trial before International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. After his successful work done in Nuremberg, Albert Weiss became a professor at the University of Belgrade Law Faculty in 1947 and stayed there until his death in 1964, teaching Legal History.

  • Issue Year: 59/2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 381-393
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Serbian