Essay On The Nuremburg Trials

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The Nuremburg Trials In 1933, Adolf Hitler and his Nazi government implemented policies to persecute German-Jewish people and others who they considered enemies of the Nazi party. Over the next ten years over six million European Jews and an estimated four to six million non-Jews were murdered. In 1943, the United States, Great Britain, the Soviet Union and other countries formed allies to bring justice to the ones who were responsible for these killings. Winston Churchill of Great Britain, Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union, and President Roosevelt were leaders of the allied nations who wanting to punish the Nazi leaders for their inhumane involvement in the Holocaust. Although millions were murdered during the Holocaust, many war criminals were brought to trial and convicted for their crimes (Nuremburg Trials). The Nuremberg trials were a series of thirteen trials carried in Nuremberg, Germany, between 1945 and 1949.…show more content…
The United States, Canada, Australia and England all took displaced people. They also took in many who were implicated in other Nazi Crimes (Nuremburg Trials). The Nuremberg trials were controversial even among those who wanted the major criminals punished. Harlan Stone, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court at the time, described the proceedings as a “sanctimonious fraud” and a “high-grade lynching party.” William O’ Douglas, then an associate U.S. Supreme Court justice, said the Allies “substituted power for principle” at Nuremberg (Nuremburg Trials). Others considered the trials a stepping stone for the establishment of international laws. These laws were put into place in order to protect countries in future war times. The United Nations Genocide Convention, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Geneva Convention of Laws and Customs of War were just a few outcomes from the Nuremburg Trials (Nuremburg
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