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The Nuremberg trials

Author: Mitchell Geoffrey Bard
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, ©2002.
Series: At issue in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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I was just following orders." Nazis gave this excuse for committing previously unimaginable atrocities. In trying 22 of the highest Nazi officials at Nuremberg, the Allies established that this was not an acceptable defense and that war crimes would not go unpunished. This anthology details the preparation and conduct of the "greatest criminal trial.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchell Geoffrey Bard
ISBN: 0737710578 9780737710571 0737710586 9780737710588 0737710756 9780737710755 0737710764 9780737710762
OCLC Number: 46866396
Description: 144 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
1. Decision to try the Nazis --
Bringing Nazis to justice / Robert E. Conot ; Creation of the tribunal and the law behind it / Court TV ; Defining crimes against humanity / Encyclopedia of the Holocaust ; Four powers, four opinions on procedure / Ann Tusa & John Tusa ; Chief prosecutor's opening speech / Robert Jackson --
2. Was the Nuremberg trial just? --
Just trial / Charles E. Wyzanski Jr. ; Victors' justice? / Michael Biddiss ; Rights of the accused were protected at Nuremberg / Benjamin B. Ferencz ; Measure of justice / Neal Sher --
3. Witnesses to history --Behind the scenes at Nuremberg / Seymour Peyser ; Prosecutor's view / Drexel Sprecher ; Hangman of Nuremberg / Jon Marcus.
Series Title: At issue in history.
Responsibility: Mitchell Bard, book editor.

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I was just following orders." Nazis gave this excuse for committing previously unimaginable atrocities. In trying 22 of the highest Nazi officials at Nuremberg, the Allies established that this was not an acceptable defense and that war crimes would not go unpunished. This anthology details the preparation and conduct of the "greatest criminal trial.

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