This is a cropped version (original) of a photograph originating from the personal album of Robert "Justice" Jackson, the chief U.S. prosecutor at the trial of the major war criminals in Nuremberg. The photograph shows the Russian delegation at the London Conference in the summer of 1945, at which the charter to be used at the forthcoming Nuremberg trial was written.
The gentleman on the left of the photograph is Ion Timofeevich Nikitchenko, a veteran of the Moscow show trials and the main Soviet judge at Nuremberg; the young man on the right is Oleg Tryanovsley, present as a translator but a future diplomat (his mother was the Jewish bolshevik Elena Rozmirovich), and the gentleman in the centre is Prof. Aron Naumowitsch Trainin, the Soviet legal genius of whom Holocaust Controversies' Dr. Nicholas Terry wrote:
"the legal architecture for the trial was strongly influenced by the Soviets - many of the key ideas came from their chief international legal expert, Aron Trainin, whose prewar and wartime writings were translated into English and cited by the likes of Murray Bernays (also Jewish) in the planning stage. Maxwell Fyfe regarded Trainin's briefs as a "godsend" because they helped clarify the issues the various lawyers faced in organising the trial."
The 1995 Jewish Encyclopedia of Russia states that Trainin was Jewish. He was also a member of the Extraordinary State Commission, and was a signatory to USSR-63; a lengthy report on alleged German atrocities in south-west Soviet Union, including the gassing of 900 Red Army soldiers in the catacombs of the Adzhimushkay quarry in the Crimea.
A few days after Trainin would have arrived in London for the conference, a translation of an article he'd written for the Red Army newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda was published by the Soviet embassy in Washington D.C. within which he wrote:
"Before a world already aware of the horrors of the wholesale annihilation of people in Smolensk and Maidanek, new sinister pages have opened—Tremblyanka and Oswiecim, Buchenwal and Belsen: trains methodically and regularly supplying living human raw material for destruction; three million victims done to death in Tremblyanka; four million victims annihilated in Oswiecim."
"Justice Shall be Done" by Prof. A Trainin, June 1945 Special Supplement,
p.25, of the Information Bulletin, published by the Embassy of the Union
of Soviet Socialist Republics, Washington D.C., June 30, 1945, 1944.