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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 12831685

Ingeborg Kalnoky collection of Nuremberg Guest House papers


Ingeborg Kalnoky oversaw a guest house established to provide accommodations for witnesses involved in the Nuremberg Trials. The material includes correspondence she received from witnesses, U.S. Army documents, articles and several photos.


  • Creation: 1946-1948

Conditions Governing Access

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Historical and Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Historical and Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.


1 boxes (.4 linear feet.)

Countess Ingeborg Kalnoky supervised a guest house established by the allies to accommodate witnesses involved in the Nuremberg trials. She served in this position from 1945 to 1947. Most of the materials in this collection date from this time, though there are some letters from the 1970s and 1996. Documents include correspondence to Kalnoky from witnesses who stayed at the guest house, a draft of her memoir, The Guest House: A Nuremberg memoir of Countess Kalnoky, photocopies and photostats of the guest house registry book, newspaper clippings, several photographs and ephmemera.

Historical/Biographical Information

  1. Ingeborg Louise von Breitenbuch bornJanuary 27, 1909 in Metz, France
  2. Married Count HugoKalnoky on June 24, 1934
  3. Assumed supervision of theguesthouse in September 1945
  4. Left her position at guesthouse in January 1947
  5. Arrived in the United States in1949
  6. Died July 1, 1997

Series List/Description

  1. Series I. Correspondence, 1945 -1996. 1945 -1996.

    Except where noted of theletters in this series are addressed to Countess Kalnoky from Germanwitnesses who stayed at the guest house during the trials. Theletters are all in German. U.S. Army documents such as memos are alsoincluded in this record group.

  2. Series II. Personal material, 1900-1903.1900-1903.

    Documents in this series includecopies of the guest house registration book, photographs, newspaperstories about Kalnoky, and drafts of her memoir.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Kalnoky's daughter, Eleonora M. Kalnoky Bongiovanni in January 2011.

General note

  1. Kalnoky,Ingeborg
  2. Witnessess -- Germany -- Nuremberg
  3. Boardinghouses -- Germany -- Nuremberg -- History -- 20thcentury
  4. Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals,Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946.

Processing Information

Processed by Edwin Moloy, June 2011.

Ingeborg Kalnoky collection of Nuremberg Guest House papers
Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections Repository

Harvard Law School Library's Historical & Special Collections (HSC) collects, preserves, and makes available research materials for the study of the law and legal history. HSC holds over 8,000 linear feet of manuscripts, over 100,000 rare books, and more than 70,000 visual images.

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