Estate of Eddie Mills Murphy Agrees to Gift of Nuremburg Photo Collection

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The Estate of Eddie Mills Murphy is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Deed of Gift and Copyright License Agreement with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Estate of Eddie Mills Murphy has entered into a Deed of Gift and Copyright License Agreement with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to donate Mr. Murphy’s collection of first-hand photographic materials from the World War II Military War Tribunals (the Nuremburg Trials).

Mr. Murphy served as an enlisted man in the United States Army, 3264th Signal Photo Battalion, stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany, and was assigned as a photographer at the International Military Tribunal, known as the Nuremburg War Trials, in 1945 and 1946. Mr. Murphy’s collection included:

  •     Over 200 annotated photographic negatives of the trials, prisoner transport, and troop scenes,
  •     Over 125 black and white photo prints of the Nuremburg War Trials,
  •     Signed photographs from various jurists and military officials including Robert Jackson, Jeffrey Lawrence, and (then) General Eisenhower,
  •     Rare miscellaneous printed program materials from the Military Tribunal, and
  •     Two Tribunal photographic ID passes.

Ms. Judith Cohen, Director of Photographic Reference Collections at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, stated “the museum is thankful to be the recipient of a large collection of important photographs and artifacts from an American signal corps photographer sent to document the Nuremberg War Crime Trials. We are grateful to the generosity of the donors to help us rescue the evidence of Nazi crimes and American responses.”

Eddie Mills Murphy died on September 14, 2011 in Tavernier Florida; he was 84. Born April 22, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, he spent much of his life in Detroit, and his entire career working with Detroit Edison. Mr. Murphy spent his retirement between Ann Arbor, Michigan and Tavernier in the Florida Keys.

Contact:
Colleen Picchi, Personal Representative of the Estate of Eddie Mills Murphy, deceased (828) 963.7894
Judith Cohen, Director Photographic Reference Collection, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 202.488.0429

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