Nuremberg trials leave behind potent, flawed legacy

Edited by walterp on . Posted in Weltanschauung

In the middle of a city that had officially been categorized as “90-percent dead” a few months before, 21 men filed into the Nuremberg Palace of Justice on November 24, 1945, to be tried for crimes that had never existed before.

The men, a cross-section of what was left of the Nazi leadership, had spent the last few months imprisoned in a castle in Luxembourg, mostly bored and left in the dark about what was going to happen to them.

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