Holocaust lecture Tuesday 4-29

Holocaust lecture Tuesday 4-29 - 4/29/08 Implications of...

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4/29/08 Implications of the Holocaust o Nuremburg trial: How are the allies going to bring the criminals to justice—finally decided to use a trial. Became clear for their discussions and considering proposals that the ally’s goal was more than just bringing the perpetrators to justice it was also to teach a lesson of a democratic system , here is how democratic governments react —ironic because Soviet Union wasn’t democratic and they were part of trial. Another purpose was to create a historical record of the Holocaust and everything—but the history wasn’t yet clear, they didn’t get a full picture of what happened. How did they go about doing this? They started an IMT— International Military Tribunal, the judges who were appointed were from each of the victorious countries. Used traditional British and American style of court. This was tremendously important and a very novel attempt. One of the primary goals of IMT was to create credibility— convince that it was legitimate. Problem: how do you prosecute for crimes that were never
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2009 for the course JS 211g taught by Professor Gillerman during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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Holocaust lecture Tuesday 4-29 - 4/29/08 Implications of...

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