In the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust, the world was faced with the challenge of attempting to seek justice for an almost unimaginable scale of criminal behavior—millions of murders, wrongful imprisonments, tortures; rape, theft, and destruction—perpetrated by the Nazis and their collaborators. The International Military Tribunal (IMT) held at Nuremberg, Germany, from November 20, 1945, until the verdicts were delivered on October 1, 1946, attempted to broach this immense challenge on a legal basis.
On view in this display are extended excerpts from the filming of the tribunal proceedings and artifacts connected to the courtroom. Interactive stations allow visitors to examine the IMT’s criminal charges, prosecution, defendants, evidence, and legacy through historic photos, documents, and eyewitness and defendant testimonies. The tribunal at Nuremberg set precedents in international law, in documentation of the historical record, and particularly in seeking some beginning, however inadequate, in a search for justice.
Wexner Center/From Memory to Action, Second Floor. No passes required.
War Crimes Trials (Holocaust Encyclopedia article)
Justice and Accountability (Center for the Prevention of Genocide)
Justice and Accountability in the Face of Genocide: What Have We Learned? (2011 Days of Remembrance Resource)