Friday, November 20, 2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the start of the Nuremberg International War Crimes Trials which lasted from Nov. 20, 1945 until Oct. 1, 1946. Several trials were held in Courtroom 600 of the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg. The most famous of these was the trial of the major war criminals before the International Military Tribunal, a tribunal consisting of members from the Soviet Union, United States, United Kingdom, and France. The subsequent trials which occurred at Nuremberg were tried by United States military tribunals.
Much can be said about the Nuremberg trials and their legacy in international law, both good and bad. For more details about the initial trial, please visit the upstairs display case at the Wolff Library.