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This Was The Biggest Murder Trial In History

After the fall of the Nazi regime, war criminals were sentenced by an international tribunal. So what exactly were these Nuremberg Trials?

From 1945 to 1949, Nazi officials and military officers were tried before an international tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany. Throughout WWII, the Allied powers, including the U.S., Great Britain and the Soviet Union had warned the German government they would be punished for the Holocaust. Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill both advocated for killing high-ranking Nazi officers, but the U.S. persuaded them to go to trial first.

The Nuremberg trials are famously known as the biggest murder trial in history and lead to a new era of international human rights laws. Jules Suzdaltsev explains more in today's Seeker Daily video.

Learn More:

History: 10 Things You May Not Know About the Nuremberg Trials

NPR: Nuremberg's Legacy, 60 Years Later

The Guardian: Britain Favored Execution Over Nuremberg Trials for Nazi Leaders