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Nuremberg Trial ~ International Law ~ Criminal Law ~ Nazis ~ Goering ~ Presentation, Quiz + flashcards ~ 79 Slides!
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This is a complete presentation on Nuremberg Trial International Criminal Law which is highly visual and thoroughly annotated. There is a complete Powerpoint Presentation, followed by Flashcards for Review. The conclusion is a 20 point multiple choice test.
EXCERPT, PROCEDURAL ISSUES:
~ prosecutors and defense attorneys were used
~ no jury
~ decisions and sentences were imposed by a tribunal (panel of judges)
~ chief prosecutor was Robert H. Jackson an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
~ each Allied power supplied a main judge and an alternate.
~ technological innovation of instantaneous translation by IBM solved the language barrier problem (4 different languages among all involved).
~ IBM provided the technology and recruited employees of international telephone exchanges.
~ IBM provided on-the-spot translations through headphones in English, French, German and Russian (above right image).
EXCERPT: DIRECT TESTIMONY, GOERING
~ The defense put Goering on the witness stand. Goering’s attitude was that of an unrepentant Nazi.
~ He reviewed his distinguished military service during the First World War.
~ He recalled his fateful meeting with Hitler in 1922.
~ Goering recalled his bond with Hitler was based on their opposition to the Versailles Treaty.
~ He gave the theory and practice of Nazism at length.
~ “I had done everything possible to strengthen the National Socialist movement, to increase it, and have worked unceasingly to bring it to power under all circumstances and as the one and only authority..."
~ He said he was responsible for the planning and execution of Germany's aggressions up to the invasion of the Soviet Union. That he opposed.
~ He admitted the punishments imposed on German Jews after the Nazi looting of property owned by Jews during Kristallnacht in 1938.
~ He denied knowledge of and responsibility for the systematic extermination of the Jews in Nazi concentration camps.