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Letters from Nuremberg by Christopher J. Dodd
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Jan 16, 2009

bookshelves: 2007-audio-books, 2007-nonfiction
Read in November, 2007

Letters from Nuremberg: My Father’s Narrative of the Quest for Justice,
Christopher J. Dodd. Produced by Tantor Media, downloaded from Audible.com. Narrated by Michael Prichard.

Senator Dodd of Connecticut, recently found these letters written to his mother while his father, Thomas J. Dodd was a prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials. The Dodd siblings decided to publish these letters. The journal itself is rather disappointing reading because, most of what we learn is the ongoing petty politics that hindered and/or delayed the trials, and Dodd’s unwavering wish, stated in every letter, to get home to his wife and children. It is interesting to get Dodd’s views on the beginning of the troubles between Russia and the rest of the allies. The publisher’s note states:
Senator Christopher J. Dodd (Connecticut) presents letters his father, Senator Thomas Dodd, wrote home while serving as a prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials.Thomas
Dodd began his career in public service as a prosecutor at the trials. Chris Dodd recently discovered his mother's collection of letters his father wrote
during that time. Through his father, Chris Dodd learned not only the scope of the Holocaust but also the importance of the rule of law. Our World War
II allies would have preferred summary executions of the Nazi leadership, but Chris Dodd says his father and his colleagues gave "to these defendants that
which they did not give to their victims, and the world is a better place for their example".


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