“This was not a trial of Germans alone. This was a trial for humanity. This was a trial to prevent tyranny from raising its head again in any place in the world. ” – Whitney Harris
Number of Times Seen – 1 (6 Jan 2022)
Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the trials that the Allies set up immediately after the end of World War II in order to deal with the atrocities committed by the German hierarchy during the war.
My Take on it – Such a fascinating documentary because of the way that it explains the need and necessity for these trials for both the victims and for the whole world to see.
They tell a very comprehensive story of how things came about and how they played out and the fact that they were able to still interview some of the key players who were still alive adds so much to getting an understanding of all that transpired.
They use lots of real footage of the trials to help show how it all played out and that adds so much to things because certain scenes feels as if the audience is right there with them witnessing the proceedings of what is known as one of the first global trials.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The first and best known of the trials was that of the major war criminals before the International Military Tribunal (IMT). It was described as “the greatest trial in history” by Sir Norman Birkett, one of the British judges present throughout. Held between 20 November 1945 and 1 October 1946, the Tribunal was given the task of trying 24 of the most important political and military leaders of the Third Reich. Primarily treated here is the first trial, conducted by the International Military Tribunal. Further trials of lesser war criminals were conducted under Control Council Law No. 10 at the U.S. Nuremberg Military Tribunal (NMT), which included the Doctors’ trial and the Judges’ Trial. (From Wikipeda)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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