The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial

About the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial of Nazis who committed atrocities in Germany during World War II.


The U.S., Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, represented by 8 judges, sat on the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal in southern Germany. The trial concerned crimes against humanity committed by Nazi leaders in Germany after 1939. Of the 22 Nazis tried for torture, deportation, persecution, murder, mass extermination (such as the killing of 6 million Jews), 19 were found guilty while 3 were acquitted. Twelve received death sentences, 3 got life imprisonment, 4 were given lesser prison terms.

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