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Reaching Judgement
Bradley F. Smith
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Reaching Judgement

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  2 reviews
s/t: The Untold Story of How the Nazi War Criminals Were Judged
30 years after the event, the historic judgment of the Nuremberg Tribunal that tried Nazi Germany's major war criminals continues to haunt us. Was justice done or are the critics right when they point to the continuing persistence of crimes against the peace & against humanity in Russia, Vietnam, South Afri
Paperback, 349 pages
Published April 2nd 1979 by Plume (first published 1977)
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Erik Graff
Apr 07, 2013 Erik Graff rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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One of the last papers I researched in high school was about the first Nuremberg trial held in 1946 by victorious Russian, French, British and American forces to judge those who were deemed major German war criminals. Since then I've read biographies and autobiographies of some of the principals, the memoirs of the US army psychiatrist who analyzed the defendants and hosts of books about the war and its aftermath. Consequently, this reading was far more informed--as well as it should have been, ...more
I came to this and the other book by Smith from the Ward Churchill archive of footnotes. The central issue at Nurmeberg was two fold: How to get get the Brits, French, and Soviets on board for convicting in steading of just executing Nazi leaders; and how to create retroactive laws by which to perform the convictions given that legally, the Nazis seemed to have broken no laws.

The fact that the US made all this happened tells something not only about law but about way in which humans create noos
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