Control Office for Germany and Austria and Foreign Office: Control Commission for Germany (British Element), Legal Division, and UK High Commission, Legal Division: Correspondence, Case Files, and Court Registers

Reference:
FO 1060
Title:
Control Office for Germany and Austria and Foreign Office: Control Commission for Germany (British Element), Legal Division, and UK High Commission, Legal Division: Correspondence, Case Files, and Court Registers
Description:

This series contains files of the Legal Division. The files deal with the administration of justice (including the prosecution of war criminals), within the British Zone, together with legal opinions on all aspects of the responsibilities of the Allied Military Government and the Control Commission for Germany. They include the records of many individual courts and trials.

Date:
1944-1958
Arrangement:

The naming of a defendant within this catalogue does not imply guilt.

Related Material:
Information on the outcome of trials is not held by the Public Record Office.
Records on Field Marshal von Manstein's trial in: WO 238
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Language:
English
Creator:
Control Office for Germany and Austria, Control Commission for Germany (British Element), Legal Division, 1945-1947
Foreign Office, Control Commission for Germany (British Element), Legal Division, 1947-1953
Foreign Office, High Commissioner for West Germany, Legal Division, 1954-1955
Physical description:
4147 file(s)
Access conditions:
Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Accruals:
Series is accruing

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