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The Nuremberg Trials were a series of trials that were held in Nuremberg, Germany. The trials lasted from 1945-1949. After the war, trials were held for the Germans who had caused crimes during World War II. They were held in the Palace of Justice because it was undamaged after the war, and it had a large prison. The large prison was important because of the large number of people that were being tried. The three people that were the main cause of the war were Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, and Joseph Goebbels. In addition, there was many more German leaders that were executed for their crimes. A small number of government officials and business administrators received short time in prison. The trials were important to hold people accountable for their murders.
- "The Nuremberg Trials." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, Web. 04 Feb. 2016. <http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007722>.
- "Nuremberg Trials." History.com. A&E Television Networks, Web. 04 Feb. 2016. <http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/nuremberg-trials>.
A lot of woman and children were murdered here and people would put their bodies in the oven and their bodies would be cremated. Bodies came from the Concentration Camp. About 1,440 bodies would be burned every 24 hours.
Herman On Trial
When they were on trial, depending on how bad the crimes they did determined what their punishment would be. Most of them were going to be executed.
Nuremberg Palace of Justice
22 German officials were tested by the International Military Tribunal at this building in Nuremberg, Germany 1945
Herman On Trial
Sources for Pictures and Videos
- Justice at Nuremberg. 2012. Palace of Justce in Nuremberg. Web. 1 Feb. 2016. <http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Nurnberg/Nurnberg05.html>.
- Nuremberg Trials Key Moments. Nuremberg Trials Key Moments. War Archives, 26 Aug. 2011. Web. 29 Jan. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWR2I5Q9d9U>
During the Nuremberg Trials, twelve people were sentenced to death for their actions during the Holocaust. A total of twenty-two people were tried. Some of the people who were being prosecuted for their crimes admitted that they were guilty, but also tried to say that they were following directions provided by their leaders. Some of the people being tried used concentration camp prisoners for labor. There was also a number of soldiers who fled Germany to other countries and were not tried for their crimes. Hitler and many of his highest aides committed suicide before they were able to be tried.
Source:"The Nuremberg Trials." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, Web. 02 Feb. 2016. <http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007722>.
1939- World War II begins in Europe with Germany's invasion of Poland
1941-Japanese attack Pearl Harbor
1942- Franklin Roosevelt orders the enslavement of thousands of Japanese Americans
1946- Convicted Nazi war criminals are hanged at Nuremberg
1949- Josef Mengele sent thousands of Jews to their death
- 6 million Jews were killed during this time period
- 12 of the accused men were found guilty and sentenced to death
- Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler committed suicide before going on trial
- The Nuremberg Trials were named "the greatest trials in history"
- The men and Judges both spoke four different languages during the trial
- Herman Goring on Trial. year updated 2/2016. TSI. World War II War Crimes Trials. Web. 4 Feb. 2016. <http://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_ii/war_crimes_trials.php>.
- "Nazis on Trial in Nuremberg." PBS. PBS, Web. 28 Jan. 2016. <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/nuremberg/peopleevents/p_defendants.html>.
- . A&E Television Networks, 2010. Web. 28 Jan. 2016. <http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/nuremberg-trials>.History.comHistory.com Staff. "Nuremberg Trials."
- This website has all you can find about the Nuremberg Trials. There are videos, T.V. shows, and lots of information about the Nuremberg Trials. http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/nuremberg-trial
- To find more information about the Nuremberg Trials you can go here. this website is based on the Holocaust, any why it was important to U.S. History. the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a wonderful organization that has everything that you need to know about the holocaust and Concentration Camp and the Nuremberg Trials. http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007722