The first tribunal to judge war criminals was formed at the close of World War II in the German city of Nuremberg. Knowing that atrocities are common to warfare, the United States and its allies set out at the outset of the trial to prove that many in Hitler's Nazi regime had exceeded the scope of military barbarism and, instead, actively pursued crimes against humanity. From court transcripts, newspaper reportage, and personal remembrances, the Nuremberg Trial and its ramifications come to life in Greenhaven Press' anthology.
"Following a thorough introduction that provides novice historians with background information, this series entry uses primary-source documents organized in a coherent chronology to demonstrate how the Allies set a precedent and brought Nazi war criminals to justice...With its important documents, this work will help budding historians and researchers make sense of a complex time and groundbreaking legal action."
-- School Library Journal (July 2002)
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