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by Earle Rice

The Nuremberg trials documented and proved the horrors committed by the Nazis throughout the course of World War II. Through dramatic narrative and dozens of primary source quotations, the author documents the events of the trials and the controversies surrounding them.
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ISBN: 156006269X
ISBN13: 978-1560062691
Category: Teen
Subcategory: Biographies
Author: Earle Rice
Language: English
Publisher: Lucent Books; 1 edition (June 1, 1996)
Pages: 112 pages
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The Nuremberg Trials

Earl Rice Jr. served in the US Marine Corps, attended college in San Jose, and was a senior design engineer in the aerospace industry. He now writes and lives with his wife, daughter, and granddaughters. This 1997 book of 112 pages has 7 chapters, a ‘Glossary’, recommended books, and an ‘Index’. The ‘Introduction’ tells of the Moscow Declaration where those who were part of the atrocities, massacres, and executions would be sent to the countries where these actions occurred for judgment. The adversarial system of law would be used (the Common Law of Britain and America) rather than the inquisitorial system (the Civil Law of Europe, based on Roman Law).

The International Military Tribunal Charter listed the charges (Chapter 1). Twenty-four were tried, they are described in Chapter 2. The trial began on November 20, 1945 with the reading of the indictment (Chapter 3). The prosecution depended on documentary evidence from German sources to prove conspiracy to wage aggressive war and crimes against peace. Chapter 4 describes the prosecution for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The “German Defense” is contained in Chapters 5 and 6. A few accepted their guilt.

Three of the defendants were acquitted; seven were given prison sentences; twelve were sentenced to death (p.92). After the trial 185 lesser Nazi war criminals were prosecuted by the US (‘Afterward’). There was a war crimes trial for 28 Japanese military and civilian leaders in the Far East. There were twelve subsequent trials at Nuremberg (p.97). This documented the Nazi atrocities. Since then there were 24 wars and 93 civil wars between 1945 and 1992 but no one has been tried for war crimes. This book is an introduction to the subject.
This a good book for a nice short and sweet reading of the Nuremberg Trials. It gives the reader a good perspective of why the Trials were held and what lessons should be learned from them. Rice gives the audience a juanting array of themes with out really going into all the politics of the event. Rice is a good read for people who want to know the juice of the Trial.