The Nuremberg Trials were a series of trials most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military and economic leadership of Nazi Germany.
The Nuremberg Trials
What was the purpose of the trials?
How many defendants were on trial and where were they tried?
What happened with the political authority in Germany?
Why was the court limited to violations
Indictiments were for?
The Nuremberg Trials were an attempt to bring to justice those leaders of Nazi Germany who were not only responsible for World War II, but also the Holocaust which was perpetrated against millions of people of Central and Eastern Europe.
Some 200 German war crimes defendants were tried at Nuremberg, and 1,600 others were tried under the traditional channels of military justice.
Political authority for Germany had been transferred to the Allied Control Council, which having sovereign power over Germany, could choose to punish violations of
They didn't have jurisdiction over crimes that took place before the outbreak of war on September 1, 1939.
Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of crime against peacePlanning, initiating and waging wars of aggression and other crimes against peaceWar