Ingeborg Kalnoky collection of Nuremberg Guest House papers
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Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 12831685
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Ingeborg Kalnoky
Title: Collection of Nuremberg Guest House papers, 1946-1948
Date(s): 1945 -
Quantity: 1 boxes (.4 linear
Language of materials: English
Abstract: 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.
This collection was donated by Kalnoky's daughter, Eleonora M. Kalnoky Bongiovanni
in January 2011.
Processed by Edwin Moloy, June 2011.
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- Ingeborg Louise von Breitenbuch bornJanuary 27, 1909 in Metz, France
- Married Count HugoKalnoky on June 24, 1934
- Assumed supervision of theguesthouse in September 1945
- Left her position at guesthouse in January 1947
- Arrived in the United States in1949
- Died July 1, 1997
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Witnessess -- Germany -- Nuremberg
- Boardinghouses -- Germany -- Nuremberg -- History -- 20thcentury
- Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals,Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946.
- Series: Correspondence 1948-
Correspondence is arranged alphabetically. All letters are to Kalnoky with the exception
of a letter written by Rudolf Dix to Karl Severing.
- 1-1. Hans Heinrich Dieckhoff, 1946
- 1-2. Rudolf Dix, to Karl Severing, 1946
- 1-4. Wather Freyer, to unknown recipient1949
- 1-5. Karl Haushofer, 1945
- 1-6. Franz Hayler, 1948
- 1-7. Gerhard Kopke, 1946
- 1-8. Hans Luther, 1946
- 1-9. Willi Messerschmidt, 1973
- 1-10. Dr. Nedden, 1946
- 1-11. Walter Reich, 1996
- 1-12. Emil Rintelen, 1996
- 1-13. Carl Severing, 1946-1948
- 1-14. Carl Severing, August 7, 1945
Date: August 7, 1945
An open letter written by Severing possibly in response to another published letters.
The appears to be about Rudolf Dix and his role as counsel to Dr. HjalmarSchacts.
- 1-15. Carl Severing, September 14, 1946
Date: September 14, 1946
Letter to an unidentified counsel.
- 1-16. U.S. Army, 1944-1947
- 1-17. Emil Weissacher, 1946
- 1-18. One letters. Unknown author, dated 1947
- Personal material 1945 -
Date: 1945 -
- 1-19. Photocopies of Guest House sign in book
- 1-20. Visitors Gallery pass and note approving Max Streicher's stay at the guest house 1946
- 1-21. News paper clippings 1946
The subject of the clippings is Kalnoky's experience supervising the guest house.
- 1-22. Typed copies of stories related to her by Rudolph Diels
- 1-23. Song praising Kalnoky. Unknown author.
- 1-24. photostat copy of draft of her book1946
- 1-25. photostat copy of draft of her book1946
- 1-26. Photographs
- Autographed photo of Willi Messerschmidt, 8 x 10"
- Photo of Kalnoky with one of her children, 8 x 10"
- Exterior photo of the guesthouse, 3 x 5"
- Unidentified subject, 6 x 8"
- Unidentified subject, 7 x 9"
- Exterior photo of the guesthouse, 10 x 12.5". Stored in manuscript map case.