Tue, March 10, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Nuremberg trials were a series of military tribunals held after World War II by the Allied forces under international law and the laws of war. The trials were most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, judicial, and economic leadership of Nazi Germany, who planned, carried out, or otherwise participated in the Holocaust and other war crimes.
The first and best known of the trials was that of the major war criminals before the International Military Tribunal. It was described by some as "the greatest trial in history.”
Held between November 1945 and October 1946, the first Tribunal was given the task of trying 24 of the most important political and military leaders of the Third Reich.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson and Nazi leader Hermann Goering meet at the first Nuremberg Trial. We will see excerpts of the actual cross examination of Goering and testimony of other defendants taken from the documentary film “Nuremberg, The Nazis Facing Their Crimes” (2006).
We will also see clips from the film “Judgment at Nuremberg” depicting the Judges’ trial. Maximilian Schell portrays a German defense counsel and received the Academy Award for his performance
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