Musmanno Collection -- Interrogations of Hitler Associates
Michael A. Musmanno was born April 7, 1897, in Stowe Township,
Allegheny County, PA. In 1923, he was admitted to the Pennsylvania
Bar and worked several years as an attoney. He served 4
years in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and,
in 1932, he began his lifelong career as a jurist. In 1951,
he became a Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. During
the World War II, Captain Musmanno served as naval aide
to General Mark Clark, Fifth Army, during the Italian invasion.
Musmanno led the U.S. investigation to determine if Adolf
Hitler died at the end of the war. He served as a presiding
judge at the Nuremberg War Crime trials and retired from
active duty as a rear admiral.
This collection is a direct result of the work Musmanno
did to lead the U.S. investigation to determine if Adolf
Hitler had died. The largest part of the collection contains
information gathered from personal interviews with Hitler's
secretaries, his dentist, many of the top Reich generals,
and other persons who knew of or about Hitler.