Report of Henry S. Otto

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 1991.A.0104
  • RG-
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EHRI Partner

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Biographical History

Colonel Henry S. Otto was educated at Cornell University and served in both World War I and World War II. During the second world war, Otto served in the Inspector General's Department and the Intelligence Section of SHAEF. He served with the Seventh U.S. Army during the Allied invasion Germany and Austria. He took part in the inspection of Dachau concentration camp and served on the surrender commission there. In 1945 Otto was assigned to the U.S. Chief of Counsel, Justice Jackson, and he assisted the prosecution in interrogations and the assembly of data relating to the German defendants at Nuremberg

Archival History

Cornell University


A copy of the report by Henry Otto was made from the Deceased Alumni Records, #41/2/877, collection at the Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Cornell University Libraries in Ithaca, N.Y. The copy of the Otto report was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ca. Oct. 1986.

Scope and Content

Consists of a copy of a report given by Colonel Henry S. Otto. The report concerns Otto's involvement with the SHAEF Intelligence and the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. Also included are details of Hermann Göring's surrender to the Seventh U.S. Army and the sentences given to the Nuremberg defendants.


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