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Unformatted text preview: o Deportation o Enslavement • Crimes against peace (planning a war) • War crimes • Conspiracy to commit crimes What defenses were put forward? • Nazis were just “following orders” • Ignorance • Claimed they were brainwashed • Nazi Regime – hard not to follow orders Were the War Crimes Trails successful in carrying out their purpose? • International Military Tribunal (IMT) o Tried 22 of the most important German war criminals • Trials lasted a year (1945-1946) What happened to the Jewish survivors of the Holocaust after the war? • Many were afraid to return home because of anti-Semitism that persisted in parts of Europe • Those that did return home feared for their lives • Jews were placed in displaced-persons camps • Israel was established in May 1948 o 170,000 Jewish displaced persons had immigrated by 1953...
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course HIST 328 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Rhode Island.
- Fall '07
- The Holocaust