DVD from the History Channel World War II did not end on the battlefield, but in a courtroom in Germany, where the full scope of Nazi Germany's atrocities brought justice to top Nazi leaders. Yet no sentence could be harsher than what was meted out to innocent people by the regime these men served.
World War II did not end on the battlefield, but in a courtroom in Germany. The Nuremberg Trials revealed the full scope of Nazi Germany's atrocities and ended in the execution of many of the top Nazi leaders.
Follow the historic trials from accusations through executions. See how Nuremberg was the defining point for new principles in the laws of nations, with the war-time actions of defendants like Rudolph Hess and Hermann Goering the measuring sticks. Meet some of the men who were present at the trials, including the chief counsel for the prosecution, and hear how they planned the case against the defendants, knowing that the eyes of the world and the judgement of history watched their every move. And find out how the Trials established a new standard for atrocity "Crimes against Humanity."
The Nuremberg Trials...
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10 May 41: Hess flies to Scotland to "broker peace" and is quickly arrested
27 Aug 43: Minister of Information claims Hess came to overthrow Churchill
08 Oct 45: Hess is flown to Nuremberg to stand trial for war crimes
30 Nov 45: Hess slips in and out of amnesia at Nuremberg trials
01 Oct 46: Hess given life sentence for crimes against peace and conspiracy