A Collection of Personal Papers, Official Documents, and other Ephemera from a Prosecuting Attorney at the Nuremberg Trials to be Auctioned in Cedarhurst at J. Greenstein and Co. on May 14


Cedarhurst, NY (April 2, 2018) – A collection documents and ephemera from Moses L. Kove, the prosecuting attorney of the Nuremberg trials, will be auctioned off at J. Greenstein and Co. in their spring auction on Monday May 14th.


The collection includes over 100 documents, photographs, medals, letters, ghetto currency and coins, personal prosecutorial notes, etc… assembled by one of the prosecuting attorneys from the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals.


Also included are:

  • Various newspaper clippings
  • Israeli stamps
  • First day covers
  • Original photographs of the trials in action
  • Original photographs with Moses Kove pictured with David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir, and Jimmy Carter
  • Gestapo arrest warrants
  • Nazi stamps and other Third Reich related documents
  • Original yellow Stars of David from Germany and France worn by inmates
  • Letters from Mauthausen-Gusen Concentration Camp
  • Polish Postal stamps
  • Kove’s curriculum vitae
  • As well as non-related items such as a two dollar confederate bill with Judah Benjamin.
  • Several government letters including one from the treasury department praising Mr. Kove’s prosecutorial skills in attaining the conviction of counterfeiters in 1951.
  • Several badges and medals including the chairman of the city of New York Taxi and limousine commision, the magistrate of the town of Fallsburg
  • An honorary key to Miami Beach given by then mayor Chuck Hall, adl 50th anniversary medal, the liberation of Israel 1948 medal, City of New York deputy inspector badge and a Jewish National Fund / Keren Kayemet L’Yisroel copper medal.


Moses L. Kove, esq, was an assistant US attorney for the Southern District of New York, assistant attorney general for the State of New York, magistrate of the town of Fallsburg and most importantly a war crimes prosecutor in Nuremberg, Germany. He was in charge of investigating the directors of I.G. Farben Chemical and Pharmaceutical Conglomerate for their complicity in medical experiments in the concentration camps. During his tenure at Nuremberg, he was a special observer for the United States Government at the trial of Rudolf Hoss, the commandant of the auschwitz concentration camp whose trial took place in Warsaw, Poland. (Hoss was found guilty and executed april 16, 1947). consigned by his family.


Price estimate $5,500 – 6,000


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