Nuremberg: Tyranny On Trial
Recalling that the Nuremberg Trials responded to Nazi Germany’s atrocities with measured reason, rather than with an orgy of vengeance, this absorbing documentary uses archival film footage, personal reminiscences, and expert commentary to detail the events, courtroom strategies and legal innovations of these unprecedented judicial proceedings. This program presents fascinating profiles of key players (including a close look at Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, who led the prosecution), sheds light on lesser-known developments (the trials marked the first use of simultaneous translation), and gives insight into the unique difficulties of trying people for "crimes against humanity." NOTE: some graphic footage. (Grades 9 and up. ) Color & B/W. (50 minutes)
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