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Heinrich Kronstein papers

Identifier: GTM-790507


  • 1936-1972

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27 Linear Feet (27 boxes )

Biographical Note

Heinrich Kronstein (1897-1972) was born in Karslruhe, Germany. He studied law in Heidelberg, Germany and at the University of Berlin, where he earned his J.D. in 1926. In 1935, Kronstein and his family fled to the United States. In time, he moved to Washington, D.C. In 1941, he received another J.D., this one from Georegtown University. He worked at the U.S. Department of Justice. In 1946, Kronstein joined the faculty at the Georgetown University Law Center. From 1955 to 1969, he directed of the Instutute for Iternaitonal Trade and Foreign Trade Law at Georgetown University.

Kronstein was noted for his efforts to reconstruct the German economy after World War II. He was also an expert on German cartels and trade law.

Heinrich Kronstein died in 1972 in Berne, Switzerland at the age of 75.

[Sources: Heinrich Kronstein obituary from "Washington Post" on 9/30/1972. Also, "International Law Institiute" Online].


Gift of Kate Kronstein, May 1979
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