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The Headphones

Artifacts Unpacked Video Series

On November 20, 1945, the world’s attention turned to Nuremberg, Germany. There, Nazi leaders faced judgment on an international stage, before the International Military Tribunal.

The Allied powers went to great lengths to ensure a fair trial as they sought to bring to justice some of the perpetrators responsible for the Holocaust and other atrocities committed during World War II. 

Discover the groundbreaking technology—and individuals behind the scenes—that helped this unprecedented trial take place.

Artifacts shown in the video were donated to the Museum by IBM, Gerald (Gerd) Schwab, and Sheila C. Johnson. Learn more about the Nuremberg Trials and the headphones collection.