Operation of the International military criminal justice system in its trials of Axis war criminals following World War II
European Theater Date:1945 Duration:3 min 1 sec Sound:Yes
Preparations made for prosecution of war criminals following World War 2. Exterior of building of U.S. Supreme Court. 'Equal Justice Under Law' written on building. Animation shows three types of trials. The first kind is the one in which the criminals are returned to the countries they betrayed. Minister-President of Norway Vidkun Quisling being tried in Norway. The second kind is one in which the criminals who committed crimes in specific localities are on trial in those countries. Germans being tried in a country. Offenders charged with killing U.S. soldiers are tried by American Army Corps. An officer speaks about the trials. A chart depicts kinds of trials. The National Traitor Trials, the Local Minor Trials, the U.S. Military Trials and the Trials of the Major War Criminals conducted by the International Military Tribunal. View of Hitler and Nazi leadership walking up aisle in crowded building with German soldiers and officers on either side saluting. Rudolf Hess delivering a speech and shouting emphatically, followed by views of other German leaders (later Nuremberg defendents) delivering speeches. Goebbels in dress uniform. U.S. Justice Robert H Jackson, being appointed by President Truman for the U.S. as Chief of Counsel for the tribunals, and also General William J. Donovan. Tribunal legal staff in front of U.S. Army Air Forces Air Transport Service terminal at Washington National Airport, and then boarding a DC-4 aircraft. DC-4 takes off, with the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial seen in the background. Mussolini addressing a crowd from an elevated balcony. View of book Mein Kampf with image of Adolf Hitler on front cover. German SS Schutzstaffel division marching in formation on a German street. Josef Kramer under armed guard, after being captured in his role as Commandant of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. SS Commander Heinrich Himmler talking to a German officer. Dead Concentration Camp victim and living camp victims beside barb wire (Buchenwald).
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