April 19th, 2012 is Holocaust Memorial Day. Today we are presenting a 1950 documentary about the Nuremberg Trials. The trials were held in 1945-47 to try the highest ranking Nazis against crimes of humanity. The trials were held in Nuermberg, Germany.
The Allies had won the war and found themselves with the very ugly task of prosecuting the Nazis. The trials were held in the Palace of Justice. Hitler and Himmler had committed suicide at the end of the war but many top ranking Nazis were still alive and captured by the Allied Forces. The world has just witnessed the Holocaust and the Second World War. This was a chance for justice. This is a powerful film to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.