Nearly 75 years ago the courtroom 600 dock of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice was filled with the most devious celebrities of the 20th century. Among these were Herman Goering, Rudolph Hess, Hoachim von Ribbentrop and 18 high-ranking Nazis. They had not yet been given the status of criminals of war. This was a charge that did not precede the Nuremberg Trial that began on November 20, 1945. It is now considered the birthplace of international law.
Only after this, the responsibility of resentment and murder against millions of innocents was fixed against government leaders. Nuremberg was the city where Adolf Hitler reviewed the Nazi party rallies and enacted the racist laws of 1953 that led to the Holocaust.
Truth of nazi party
Filmmaker Lenny Riefenstaal’s famous propaganda movie Triumph of the Will highlighted the 1934 Nuremberg Nazi Party Congress. The footage used showed high-level officials talking to a large crowd. The Nazis-commissioned Congress Hall near the parade ground was never completed. Today he serves as the center of documents about Nuremberg history.
Testimony of several hundred witnesses was taken in the trial which lasted about 2018 days. Chief American lawyer Robert Jackson and his colleagues worked to bring the German conspiracy to the world. On October 1, 1946, Hitler’s Airforce Chief Goering was sentenced to death along with 11 others. One of these Martin Bormann died in Berlin, while 7 were sentenced to prison and 3 were acquitted.
How did it end
He was hanged 15 days later in the prison near the courtroom. Goering gave his life a day before consuming poison. Events are being organized in Nuremberg to commemorate this event. Among them will be German President Frank Walter Steinmeer Guest of Honor. Due to the Corona virus ban, common people will not be able to participate in it but will be able to watch live broadcasts.