Between November 1945 and 1946, 24 high-ranking Nazi leaders were brought to trial before an international court assembled in Nuremberg, Germany. They were indicted on such charges as crimes against peace and crimes against humanity. This was the first time in history for a trial that established precedents and procedures for dealing with wartime genocide and other atrocities. In this program historian Ed Gordon will tell the important story of how these German leaders were brought to trial, charged, and defended.
Presenter: Edward Gordon