How The Nuremberg Trials Changed History

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The Trials That Changed History “The Nuremberg Trial of German war criminals was tactically based on recognition of the principle: criminal actions cannot be excused if committed on government orders; conscience supersedes the authority of the law of the state. -Albert Einstein”. During World War II, many Nazis committed horrible crimes, including murder and human experiments. While the war was going on, they were not punished, and were not even recognized for their crimes. However, The Nuremberg Trials in Germany, punished many Nazis for their crimes, and proved that evil will be punished. After World War II, The Nuremberg Trials had significant impact on the world. First, The Nuremberg Trials were held to achieve many goals and purposes. Secondly, the results of The Nuremberg Trials greatly impacted the lives of many people. Lastly, the search for Nazis after The Nuremberg Trials continues today. First, The Nuremberg trials were held to achieve many goals and purposes. The…show more content…
Judges from Great Britain, France, The Soviet Union, and the United States were in charge of the trials. The people directly involved in killing received the harshest sentences. “ Twelve prominent Nazis were sentenced to death. Most of the defendants admitted to the crimes of which they were accused, although most claimed that they were simply following the orders of a higher authority” (The Nuremberg Trials 1). Following The Nuremberg Trials,Twelve Nazis received death sentences, eight were given life prison, and seventy-seven received prison sentences of different lengths. Two Nazis sentenced to death do not die with the others. Martin Bormann, Hitler’s adjutant, went missing and Hermann Goering, Hitler’s heir, committed suicide. Many Nazis escaped to other countries such as Argentina, The United States, and Canada. To conclude, the results of The Nuremberg Trials affected the lives of many
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