R.I.P. Whitney Harris; St. Louisan Was Last Surviving Prosecutor of WWII Nazis
|Harris at the Nuremberg Trials.|
Harris was a 33-year-old Navy attorney when he got the job that would define the rest of his life: prosecuting German Nazis for war crimes following the end of World War II. Harris opened the Nuremberg Trial against the top-ranking SS Officer in the Nazi Party, Ernst Kaltenbrunner.
Harris later settled in St. Louis where he worked as an attorney in private practice and worked closely with the Washington University School of Law.
St. Louis Public Radio has a nice biography of Harris up on its site today. Check it here.