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Indiana History Book Discussion Group (Genealogy Dept.)

  • Shelby County Public Library - Carnegie East Wing 33 West Broadway Street Shelbyville, IN, 46176 United States (map)

An Indiana History Book Club meets monthly in the library's Genealogy and History Dept. of the library.

The discussion group meets on the first Wednesday of most months. At this meeting, we will be discussing HOOSIER JUSTICE AT NUREMBERG by Suzanne S. Bellamy. Books are available in the Genealogy Dept.

This department is located in the library's annex, the Carnegie East Wing. 

Donna Dennison, Genealogy Department Head, will lead the discussion. Questions? (317) 398-7002 or ddennison@sscpl.lib.in.us.


In the Years after World War II, as the world grappled with the enormity of the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazi regime, two Hoosiers had a significant role in the American response to unfolding events in Germany. Frank Richmond and Curtis Shake both served with distinction as members of the Indiana Supreme Court. Both men were called to serve as civilian judges in tribunals convened in Nuremberg to try secondary Nazi War criminals. Despite the lingering doubts about the legitimacy of American Judges having jurisdiction over German nations, Richmond and Shake responded with grace, competence and high ethical standards along with a little controversy! The book highlights the role of two leading citizens of Indiana in events that still resonate around the world...
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