WASHINGTON (Aug. 26)
Isaac A. Stone, 67, a former U.S. foreign service officer who headed the Berlin Documents Center containing archives of the German Foreign Office and the Nazi Party after World War II, died last Thursday in Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem after a stroke friends reported here today. He had been living in Israel since 1970.
Mr. Stone, while in a U.S. army uniform as an intelligence analyst, was assigned to the staff of Justice Robert H. Jackson, U.S. chief counsel at the Nuremberg war crimes trials. Jackson awarded him a special citation for his services. While aiding in the trial he also conducted a one-man relief project for hundreds of persons in the DP camps in Germany. Soliciting food and clothing in the United States, he personally distributed them with the aid of U.S. army volunteers. He also helped locate relatives in the United States for many of the DPs.
For this service he was named “the tsaddik (righteous one) of Nuremberg.” That name was used in NBC’s “Eternal Light” program broadcast March 23, 1947. While in the State Department, Mr. Stone prepared a confidential three-volume history of U.S. relations with Bulgaria and also what is considered the most thorough analysis ever made of the forced repatriation of Russian prisoners of war to the Soviet Union.
Following his retirement from the foreign service, Mr. Stone served as associate professor of history at the University of Washington. Arizona State University and the City University of New York. For a number of years he also had been a researcher and teacher at the Library of Congress. Mr. Stone was born in Estonia and emigrated to Boston as a teenager. He worked his way through Boston University and Boston Hebrew College and received his Ph.D. in history from Harvard in 1935.