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Topeka - Kansas Historical Society - John Meyer exhibit

John L. Meyer, photo courtesy Kansas Department of TransportationSee this special exhibit, P.F.C. John L. Meyer, Jr.: My Road to Nuremberg, in the Kansas Historical Society research room. John L. Meyer, Jr., a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the army in 1943. He saw frontline action in Germany as an infantryman in the “Fighting First” and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was discharged in 1946. However, before he could return to Kansas, Meyer was selected to perform a most unusual service for the army: He would build the model of the courtroom for the Nuremberg trials.

Meyer generously donated materials to the Kansas Historical Society so they will be preserved for future generations. Many of these items will be featured in the exhibit, which can be seen in the research room gallery 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, through October, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday beginning in November. The exhibit closes April 1, 2018.

Photo courtesy Kansas Department of Transportation