American Experience - Season 18, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Nuremberg Trials

EPISODE:

Episode Info

Relive the gripping events of the tribunal that gave birth to the trial procedure paradigm for decades of state criminal cases as rare archival materials and firsthand accounts combine to offer a compelling account of the historical Nuremburg trials. When former head of the Nazi Air Force Hermann Goring and other surviving members of the Nazi elite went on trial on November 20, 1945, the world watched with bated breath to witness the outcome of the groundbreaking case. Charged with the murder of millions of innocent civilians and set before the world to face judgment, the Nuremburg Trials offered a brief glimmer of justice to those lives had been affected by Hitler's atrocities, and in this release history buffs are afforded a closer look than ever before at the trial that held the attention of an entire planet.

The Nuremberg Trials Photos

Discussion Forum

Discuss American Experience on our TV talk forum!