American Experience

Season 18 Episode 6

The Nuremberg Trials

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 30, 2006 on PBS
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The Nuremberg Trials
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The story of the historic proceedings that put Nazi war criminals on trial and the legal approach of the prosecutor.
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      • Despite pressure from Stalin and others to simply read charges and move to executions, the prosecutors instead insisted on trying the Nazis as conspiring against peace, humanity, and the German people themselves.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Whitney Harris (Nuremberg prosecutor): This was a trial for humanity. This was a trial to prevent tyranny from ever raising its head again - anywhere in the world.

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      • The connections to the United States in this episode are made through an emphasis on US Prosecuting Attorney (and Supreme Court Justice) Robert Jackson.

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