An overview of the infamous nuremberg court trials

Parts of organs, such as the brain, lungs, and liver, were removed from some prisoners. After standing outside until everyone was accounted for, they drank their imitation coffee and went off to work.

Wells, the majority of victims were mostly Chinese including accused "bandits" and "Communists"Korean, and Soviet, although they may also have included European, American, Indian, and Australian prisoners of war. Fetal survival and damage to mother's reproductive organs were objects of interest. In addition to the establishment of Unitthe decree also called for the establishment of an additional biological warfare development unit called the Kwantung Army Military Horse Epidemic Prevention Workshop later referred to as Manchuria Unit and a chemical warfare development unit called the Kwantung Army Technical Testing Department.

Joseph Stalinthe Soviet leader, initially proposed the execution of 50, toGerman staff officers. Meanwhile Jodl knows this plan will fail and needs to stop it. New and upgraded sounds are also planned. He was one of only 12 Nazis elected to the Reichstag in His case was little different from that of Papen and Schacht, both of whom were acquitted.

He was released from Spandau Prison on September 30, The resulting choleraanthraxand plague were estimated to have killed around and possibly more thanChinese civilians.

Nuremberg Trials

Atrocities and offenses, including but not limited to murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, imprisonment, torture, rape, or other inhumane acts committed against any civilian population, or persecutions on political, racial or religious grounds whether or not in violation of the domestic laws of the country where perpetrated.

There were earlier instances of prosecution for war crimes, such as the execution of Confederate army officer Henry Wirz for his maltreatment of Union prisoners of war during the American Civil War ; and the courts-martial held by Turkey in to punish those responsible for the Armenian genocide of Wilhelm Frick was sentenced to death by hanging.

Origin[ edit ] There were, I suppose, three possible courses: Some prisoners had their stomachs surgically removed and the esophagus reattached to the intestines.

The Nuremberg Trials: Brief Overview of Defendants & Verdicts

The Tribunal seemed unimpressed with his claim that he remained in his position in Czechoslovakia to prevent that country from being taken over completely by the SS cf. There were prosecutors and defense attorneys according to British and American law, but the decisions and sentences were imposed by a tribunal panel of judges rather than a single judge and a jury.

Alfred Jodl

What were the positions of Kaltenbrunner, Mueller, and Eichmann in the RSHA, and state for what periods of time each of them continued to serve in his respective capacity? Eichmann occupied a position in Amt IV under Mueller and worked on the Jewish problem from approximately onwards.

Ravensbrück Concentration Camp: History & Overview

In any case, this declaration did not affect the verdict of the International Military Tribunal, whose decisions were not subject to review by German courts. Instead of mass shootings, an old idea from the First World War was revived.

There was considerable debate on this point with many delegations concerned that the legal systems of their countries did not provide for such a concept or that the concept would be difficult to apply in the context of an international criminal court.

Also during his administration, the extermination camps in eastern Poland were constructed implemented. These proceedings included the Doctors Trial December 9, August 20,in which 23 defendants were accused of crimes against humanity, including medical experiments on prisoners of war.

While he was presumed dead or captured, his whereabouts were unconfirmed at the time of the trials in Nuremberg. Location[ edit ] The courthouse in Nuremberg, where the trials took place Leipzig and Luxembourg were briefly considered as the location for the trial.

Nazi Medical Experiments: Background & Overview

Second, it rejected the argument that the trial and adjudication were ex post facto. Messenger On November 20 the first of the Nuremberg trials began in the main court building of the Bavarian town of Nuremberg with the indictment of 22 of the most senior Nazis that had been captured alive.

Coordination between those who commit the offence, which may take the form of an agreement, common plan or joint understanding, express or implied, to commit a crime or to undertake action that, in the ordinary course of events will lead to the commission of the crime.

The question presented to the PTC was: Bernays, a Lithuanian Jew who had emigrated to American in at the age of six. The tribunal was given the authority to find any individual guilty of the commission of war crimes counts 1—3 listed above and to declare any group or organization to be criminal in character.

In early Aprilprisoners were handed over to the Swedish and Danish Red Cross and 2, German prisoners were set free.

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Some months later, he was appointed by Hitler as President of the Reichsbank. The Court shall have jurisdiction over natural persons pursuant to this Statute Preparatory works Article 25 1 of the Rome Statute reads:the international military tribunal The trials of leading German officials before the International Military Tribunal (IMT), the best known of the postwar war crimes trials, formally opened in Nuremberg, Germany, on November 20,just six and a half months after Germany surrendered.

Ravensbrück was a concentration camp for women, which had 34 satellite divisions. Located alongside Lake Schwedt, about 50 miles north of Berlin, Ravensbrück opened on May 15,and, three days later, the first group of women arrived from Lichtenburg in Saxony, a fortress that had been used as a women's camp from March until May Nürnberg trials: Overview of the Nürnberg trials, in which former Nazi leaders were indicted and tried as war criminals, including charges, defendants, and verdicts.

For the price, this is a decent, basic introduction to the Nuremburg Trials. It will familiarize the reader with the event, the proceedings, the personalities and the outcome. On November 20 the first of the Nuremberg trials began in the main court building of the Bavarian town of Nuremberg with the indictment of 22 of the most senior Nazis that had been captured alive.

Nazi Germany is the name commonly used to refer to the German nation when it was ruled by Adolf Hitler in the years It is also known as the Third Reich. note (the First being the Holy Roman Empire, note and the Second being Imperial Germany).The Nazis did not actually change the official name of the country until ; for ten of their twelve years in power, it remained simply.

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