The Nuremberg Trials: 65 Years Later

Newly restored documentary footage of the most famous war crimes trial in history

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sixty-five years ago, the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, set to work seeking justice for the horrendous crimes committed by the Nazis during World War II. The Allies charged Hermann Göring, Martin Bormann, Rudolf Hess and 21 other members of the Nazi Party with war crimes and crimes against humanity.

As the proceedings began, film cameras clicked on and captured the entire trial. The lead prosecutor for the U.S., Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, used as evidence the Nazis' very own shocking films, movies showing the abuse and persecution of Jews under Nazi rule.

One of the people who compiled that damning footage was Stuart Schulberg. He was also hired by the U.S. government to turn tapes of this "trial of the century" into a commercial film. While his movie, "Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today" was released widely in Germany, it was never released in the United States.

Sandra Schulberg, Stuart's daughter, has restored her father's work and talks with us about why the film still matters. "Nuremberg" is now showing in theaters in New York and Washington, DC.


Sandra Schulberg

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

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