bringing war criminals to justice
what were the Nuremberg Trials
Who was there
Held between 20 November 1945 and 1 October 1946, the Tribunal was given the task of trying 23 of the most important political and military leaders of the Third Reich, though one of the defendants, Martin Bormann, was tried in absentia, while another, Robert Ley, committed suicide within a week of the trial's commencement.
Not included were Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, and Joseph Goebbels, all of whom had committed suicide in the spring of 1945, well before the indictment was signed.
How did it end
The tribunals were mutually controlled by the UK, America and Russia. Criminal law judges were provided by all three nations.