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Commissioned by Pare Lorentz, head of Film, Theatre & Music at the U.S. War Department's Civil Affairs Division, NUREMBERG was written and directed by Stuart Schulberg, a veteran of John Ford's Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Field Photographic Branch/War Crimes Unitthat was charged in 1945 with locating Nazi film evidence to be shown in the courtroom at Nuremberg. This monumental film documents the first historic Nuremberg trial* and shows how international prosecutors built their case
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Enter Sandra Schulberg, who has, with loving care and rare diligence, fully restored her father's film.
The images here are undeniably powerful and disturbing, and the footage of the Nazi kingpins is startling in that it shows these monsters to be men, nothing more.
Compels us as much because of its complicated and fascinating history as for what it has to show, which is a lot.
The film is not sophisticated; it is a bludgeon in words and images that cannot be presented otherwise.
Nuremberg builds its case slowly with what's now a textbook recapitulation of Hitler's ascendancy. Nevertheless, the chronicle's beats (Reichstag fire, Sudetenland, Axis pact, etc.) still induce feelings of dread, grief, powerlessness, and loathing.
Less a passionate examination to be championed, and more a vital historical document to be admired.
... skillfully combines trial materials with other footage from the war ... to illustrate the extent of the crimes of which the defendants were accused.
A film that still packs an emotional wallop, and is a significant historical document as well.
...seeing Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess, Albert Speer and others equivocate while announcing their newfound feelings of shame and guilt is to understand the long tradition of political leaders cravenly refusing to take responsibility for their actions.
It does a fine job of summarizing what happened at the trials and of detailing the almost unimaginable horrors that made the trials necessary.
it has the feeling of something vital and yet incomplete, as though greatness was swung for but solidly missed
"Nuremberg" should be mandatory viewing for all high school world history classes. It is truly an essential documentary.
Nazi trial documentary, never before released in the U.S., proves significant and relevant.
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