Tags: Nuremberg

Judgment at Nuremberg

An obscure American judge arrives in Nuremberg in 1947 to preside over the trial of four German judges, who are accused of crimes against humanity for their role in carrying out heinous laws enacted by the Nazi regime. In addition, the trial is affected by political considerations, as the simmering Cold War with the Soviet Union begins to seem more pressing than meeting out justice for some relatively low-level Nazis.


A documentary drama that uses the actual transcripts of the Nuremberg trials of the twenty-three most significant military and political leaders of the Third Reich held between 1945 and 1946 in front of the International Military Tribunal. The play has been described as “a meticulous reconstruction.”

Prozess in Nürnberg

Schneider’s drama is based on a review of prosecution and defense documents from the Nuremberg trials. Hochhuth focuses on four major defendents and in a play written during the Vietnam war draws parallels to contemporary circumstances.