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Stone began his career in the Labor Department of the US government. However, in 1947 his service was interrupted as he was called upon to participate in the Nuremberg trials. Stone joined a team of lawyers under the leadership of Telford Taylor, and was one of the prosecutors of the Flick Case.This case was the fifth of a second-wave of twelve Nuremberg hearings. Friedrich Flick was a wealthy industrialist who was one of six defendants in this case charged with using slave labor, the deportation for labor of civilians of German-occupied territories, and the use of POWs for war operations. The defendants were additionally charged with participating in the plunder of public and private property, spoliation, and offenses against property which came under German occupation. While his co-defendants were only found guilty on a few of the charges brought against them, Flick was found guilty on three out of the five, receiving a seven-year sentence.
After Nuremberg, Stone returned to the Labor Department until he decided to go into private practice focusing on labor law. Eventually he became a labor arbitrator and he helped found the National Association of Utility Contractors. Stone died on May 6, 1996.
- Series I: Photos, n.d.
There are approximately 70 photographs in this collection. They are divided into two folders of 8x10 photographs, five folders of smaller photographs and one folder containing a picture book. The photographs have been arranged by size.
- Series II: Memoranda 1946-1998 1946-1998 This series is divided into three subseries according to the dates, subject matter, and type of documents.
- ___ Subseries A: Nuremberg 1946-1947 1946-1947 Original memos and photocopies of originals directly relating to the Nuremberg trials.
- ___ Subseries B: Post-Nuremberg 1994-1996 1994-1996 A small series of memos circulated among former Nuremberg lawyers. There is also one letter from Stone to Drexel and Virginia Sprecher.
- ___ Subseries C: Articles/Pamphlets 1948-1998 1948-1998 A mixture of articles, both from the 1940s and the 1990s, about Nuremberg, and pamphlets from National Archives Microfilm Publications that serve as guides to the indicated microfilm collections.
- Series III: Books, n.d.
Two books belonging to Stone. The first one contains reports on the Flick Case, slave labor briefs, and Saukel Speer Testimony. The second book is a report on various aspects of life at the concentration camps.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Sprecher, Drexel A., 1913-2006.
- Stone, Joseph M.
- War crime trials -- Germany -- Nuremberg.
- Joseph M. Stone photographs and memoranda, 1946-1998: Finding Aid
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