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Meyer Loshie Casman Papers

Collection ID

SCRC 429

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Collection Summary 


Meyer Loshie Casman Papers


1914-1977, bulk 1946-1949

Collection ID

SCRC 429


Casman, Meyer Loshie, 1895-1976


0.4 linear feet (1 box)


Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries


Materials in English and German.

Detailed Collection Information 

Biographical Note

Meyer Casman was a Philadelphia lawyer and judge. He received degrees from West Point, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania. Casman served in a number of legal and judicial roles in occupied Germany between 1947 and 1949. He was an associate chief prosecutor at the “Subsequent Nuremburg Proceedings” under Brigadier General Telford Taylor, Chief Counsel for War Crimes; a president judge of the American Military Government Court for Civil Actions in Berlin; and an associate judge on the Board of Review for the restitution of property.

Description of Collection

The collection primarily contains records related to Meyer Casman’s activities on the American Military Government Court for Civil Actions including correspondence, ordinances, legal briefs, and case records. Other records include Casman’s annotated copies of the Nurnberg Military Tribunals Indictments for cases 1 through 10 published by the Office of Military Government for Germany (US); judicial opinions written by other Military Government Courts for Germany judges; correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other records from the West Point Society of Philadelphia; and miscellaneous personal correspondence. The bulk of the records are in English with some records, namely judicial opinions, in German.

Patron Information 

Catalog Record 

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: https://librarysearch.temple.edu/catalog/991037322509803811

Research Access 

Collection is open for research. 

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research. 

Publication and Copyright Information 

The Meyer Loshie Casman Papers are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. The creator has not assigned his rights to Temple University Libraries.  Other creators’ intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to them or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Meyer Loshie Casman Papers, SCRC 429, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Administrative Information 

Acquisition Information

Donated by Aaron E. Fishman in December 1978. Collection previously administered by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, acquired by Temple in June 2009.

Processing Information 

Collection processed by Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center staff. Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in October 2019 by Jessica M. Lydon, Associate Archivist.

Index Terms 

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Personal/Family Names:

Casman, Meyer Loshie, 1895-1976

Corporate Names:

Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone). Military Government Courts

Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone). Office of Military Government


Civil law -- Germany -- Cases

Criminal law -- Germany -- Cases 

Jewish lawyers

Jewish judges

Military courts -- Germany

Nuremberg War Crime Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, 1946-1949 

War crime trials -- Germany – Nuremberg


Berlin (Germany)

Nuremberg (Germany) 

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types: 

Case files



Legal documents