Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Nuremberg Trials 2

The Nuremberg trials were a series of trials held for the Nazi's
crimes they commited during World War 2. The trials were in the city of Nuremberg, Germany from 1945-1946 at the Palace of Justice. U.S., Great Britain, France and Russia issued an indictment against 24 men and 6 organizations.
(This image can be found here.)

Those men directly involved in the killings of WW2 received the most severe sentences. Many were hanged and killed on account of being guilty. They were charged with planning and carrying out the war in Europe. Alot of criminals were never tried. Some fled to Germany and some came to the United States.

"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."
-- Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials (This image can be found here.)

The Nazi's highest authority, the one to blame for the Holocaust, Adolf Hitler, never showed up to the trials. He had commited suicide in the final days of war.
(This information can be found here).

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