The Nuremberg Legacy: How the Nazi War Crimes Trials Changed the Course of History [NOOK Book]

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Sixty years have passed since the Nuremberg trials of the major Nazi war criminals, but that event still stands as the foundation of international justice. Nuremberg not only ignited a revolution in international law but affected domestic law as well with its simple but profound priniciple that every individual accused of crime is entitled to a full and fair hearing.This book reveals how the precedents set at Nuremberg have affected human rights, race relations, medical practice, big business and even Germany's ...
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The Nuremberg Legacy: How the Nazi War Crimes Trials Changed the Course of History

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Overview


Sixty years have passed since the Nuremberg trials of the major Nazi war criminals, but that event still stands as the foundation of international justice. Nuremberg not only ignited a revolution in international law but affected domestic law as well with its simple but profound priniciple that every individual accused of crime is entitled to a full and fair hearing.This book reveals how the precedents set at Nuremberg have affected human rights, race relations, medical practice, big business and even Germany's post-war development. It also examines the Nuremberg trials' influence on the modern war crimes trials of tyrants like Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230610781
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/2/2007
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 830,450
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.06 (d)
  • File size: 459 KB

Meet the Author


Norbert Ehrenfreund has served as a judge for thirty years in the Superior Court of California. He served as a correspondant for The Stars and Stripes during the Nuremberg trials. He now lives in San Diego, California.
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Table of Contents


TABLE  OF  CONTENTS
PrologueIntroduction
PART  ONE     Nuremberg Redux 
Chapter 1         Witness to the Holocaust
Chapter 2         The Defining Moment
Chapter 3         Who Could Be Objective?
Chapter 4         The Case Unfolds
Chapter 5         Defending the Indefensible
Chapter 6         Jackson vs Goering
Chapter 7         Jackson's Breach of Ethics
Chapter 8         Deliberations, Verdicts, Sentences
Chapter 9         Twelve Other Nuremberg Trials
Chapter 10       Victims' Rights
 
PART  TWO
   The Nature of the Legacy 
Chapter 11       Tokyo: Almost a Nuremberg Copy
Chapter 12       A Giant Step for Human Rights
Chapter 13       The Impact on Racial Prejudice
Chapter 14       The Importance of the Record
Chapter 15       How Nuremberg Changed Medical Ethics
Chapter 16       A New Meaning of Justice
Chapter 17       The International Criminal Court: Nuremberg Offspring
Chapter 18       The Effect of the Krupp Case on Big Business
Chapter 19       Nuremberg and the Supreme CourtChapter 20       The Trials of Saddam Hussein
 
 
PART  THREE
Threats to the Legacy
Chapter 21       What Happened to Due Process? 
Chapter 22       Sabotage of the International Criminal Court
Conclusion
AcknowledgmentsFurther Readings
EndnotesIndex
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