Loewenstein's Office Diary

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LOEWENSTEIN DIARY p6Loewenstein [also] kept an “Office Diary” (typescript, primarily in English)
throughout his year with OMGUS. Although many entries are mundane, the 200-
page diary also contains an incisive running critical commentary on the Office of
Military Government, its personnel, and its shortcomings. An equally blunt
assessment of the failures of the Legal Division to accomplish its goals is
contained in the typescript of an “interview” with Loewenstein in July 1946,
shortly before his departure (Reports and Memoranda, Box 46, folder 28).
Loewenstein drew heavily on his experiences in 1945-1946 for his Harvard Law
Review article, “The Reconstruction of the Administration of Justice in American-
Occupied Germany,” (1948).

Dr. Eileen Crosby-Ballou, Karl Loewenstein Papers Finding Aid, Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College, Amherst, MA.