General Phillips Dies – Donated Nuremburg Trials Collection

The Law Library acknowledges the passing of Brigadier General Eugene Phillips. General Phillips was a 1939 graduate of UGA, earning a degree in journalism. He worked as a reporter before joining the Army.

Following World War II, Phillips was a part of the Army’s public information office during the Nuremberg Trials, the international military tribunal that prosecuted German military and civilian leaders with various war crimes. The trials had a lasting legacy seen in other, subsequent, prosecutions of alleged war criminals.

Because of Gen. Phillips’ connection to UGA, Georgia Law became one of only twelve academic institutions to receive original material from the trials. The material, including copies of official records, press releases and photographs, is permanently available for study and reference as the Phillips Nuremburg Trials Collection.

Read more about General Phillips and the trials in our LibGuide online. The scanning of the materials is an ongoing project but there are some unique photographs and videos, in addition to court documents.

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