On November 20, 1945, the Allied Powers put 24 high-ranking National Socialists on trial before an international military tribunal in Nuremberg. Twelve were sentenced to death. The trial is considered to be the birth of international law.
Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the first Nuremberg trial. Initially, the trials, military tribunals by occupying powers, were barely respected in a country that wanted to forget. But that attitude changed.
Seventy-five years ago, the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial brought Nazi leaders to justice. It was a long, historic trial that punished monstrous crimes, and still influences international criminal law today.
After securing evidence of Nazi atrocities in concentration camps and serving as the youngest prosecutor in the Nuremberg Trials, the US lawyer helped found the ICC in the Hague.
A Protestant church in Berlin has surprised many with an admission of past guilt and a promise of future change by rehabilitating a gay clergyman, who had been persecuted by the Nazis.
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