Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial EP1/3

Jan 14, 2024 | Crime, History, Military/War, News, Political, Videos

The Nuremberg Trials of 1945 marked a unique moment in history. In the German city which had been once been the site of Nazi rallies, the leaders and perpetrators of one of the most destructive conflicts in human history were brought to justice for their heinous crimes.

At the forefront of those on trial was Hermann Goring, Hitler’s successor and chosen leader. He was joined by 20 other defendants whose backgrounds ranged from senior politicians to deputies or juniors of those who had committed suicide rather than face capture and trial. All were held responsible for instigating and perpetuating a war that cost millions of lives and plunged Europe into chaos.

In 2006, this momentous event was documented in a three-part documentary series, focusing on the life and trial of Albert Speer, the Minister of Armaments during Hitler’s reign and his official architect. As an intimate portrait into Speer’s experience at Nuremberg, episode one explored his rise to power as well as his involvement in Nazi atrocities before his eventual conviction at the trials.

This documentary provides an insight into a remarkable episode in world history – one that should not soon be forgotten. By watching it, we are reminded of both Speer’s criminal role but also our moral responsibility to never again allow such violence to take place in our world. Those interested in learning more about this key moment should certainly make sure not to miss out on this historically enlightening documentary series.

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