The Trial of the Germans

Author: Eugene Davidson
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826211392
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Examines each of the defendants in the Nuremberg Trials, during which charges were brought against members of Hitler's Third Reich for wartime atrocities, and considers questions of whether the trials were necessary and just.

Der Auschwitz Prozess

Author: Devin O. Pendas
Publisher: Siedler Verlag
ISBN: 3641092450
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Die deutsche Vergangenheit vor Gericht Im Winter 1963 begann vor den Augen der Weltöffentlichkeit der erste Auschwitz-Prozess, die größte und wichtigste juristische Aufarbeitung des Holocaust. Devin Pendas erzählt auf Basis umfangreicher Quellenforschung die Geschichte dieses Verfahrens, das die Öffentlichkeit spaltete und bei dem nicht nur 22 NS-Täter, sondern auch die deutsche Vergangenheit vor Gericht standen. Viele Jahre mussten vergehen, bis eine deutsche Staatsanwaltschaft nach dem Krieg erstmals umfassende Ermittlungen gegen die Verbrechen einleitete, die im Vernichtungslager Auschwitz begangen worden waren. Es sollte der größte Strafprozess der deutschen Nachkriegsgeschichte werden. Angeklagt waren SS-Ärzte und Lager-Aufseher. Hunderte von Zeugen wurden vernommen. Verhandelt wurde auch über die Unterstützung Hitlers durch weite Kreise der deutschen Bevölkerung, über Verdrängen und Erinnern – und nicht zuletzt über das schwierige Leben derjenigen, die den Holocaust überlebt hatten. Devin Pendas zeigt, wie die bundesdeutsche Gesellschaft in diesem Prozess mit dem Holocaust konfrontiert wurde. Sein Buch berichtet eindrücklich aus dem Frankfurter Schwurgerichtssaal, Täter wie Opfer erhalten durch seine detailreiche Darstellung ein Gesicht. Ein Stück deutscher Geschichte, bei dem das Recht an seine Grenzen stieß.

Anatomy of Malice

Author: Joel E. Dimsdale
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300220677
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When the ashes had settled after World War II and the Allies convened an international war crimes trial in Nuremberg, a psychiatrist, Douglas Kelley, and a psychologist, Gustave Gilbert, tried to fathom the psychology of the Nazi leaders, using extensive psychiatric interviews, IQ tests, and Rorschach inkblot tests. Never before or since has there been such a detailed study of governmental leaders who orchestrated mass killings. Before the war crimes trial began, it was self-evident to most people that the Nazi leaders were demonic maniacs. But when the interviews and psychological tests were completed, the answer was no longer so clear. The findings were so disconcerting that portions of the data were hidden away for decades and the research became a topic for vituperative disputes. Gilbert thought that the war criminals’ malice stemmed from depraved psychopathology. Kelley viewed them as morally flawed, ordinary men who were creatures of their environment. Who was right? Drawing on his decades of experience as a psychiatrist and the dramatic advances within psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience since Nuremberg, Joel E. Dimsdale looks anew at the findings and examines in detail four of the war criminals, Robert Ley, Hermann Göring, Julius Streicher, and Rudolf Hess. Using increasingly precise diagnostic tools, he discovers a remarkably broad spectrum of pathology. Anatomy of Malice takes us on a complex and troubling quest to make sense of the most extreme evil.

A World History of War Crimes

Author: Michael Bryant
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472505026
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A World History of War Crimes provides a truly global history of war crimes and the involvement of the legal systems faced with these acts. Documenting the long historical arc traced by human efforts to limit warfare, from codes of war in antiquity designed to maintain a religiously conceived cosmic order to the gradual use in the modern age of the criminal trial as a means of enforcing universal norms, this book provides a comprehensive one-volume account of war and the laws that have governed conflict since the dawn of world civilizations. Throughout his narrative, Michael Bryant locates the origin and evolution of the law of war in the interplay between different cultures. While showing that no single philosophical idea underlay the law of war in world history, this volume also proves that war in global civilization has rarely been an anarchic free-for-all. Rather, from its beginnings warfare has been subject to certain constraints defined by the unique needs and cosmological understandings of the cultures that produce them. Only in late modernity has law assumed its current international humanitarian form. The criminalization of war crimes in international courts today is only the most recent development of the ancient theme of constraining when and how war may be fought.

Introduction to International Criminal Law

Author: M. Cherif Bassiouni
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004186441
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This title covers the history, nature, and sources of international criminal law; the ratione personae; ratione materiae - sources of substantive international criminal law; the indirect enforcement system; the direct enforcement system; and much more.

Encyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements N to S

Author: Edmund Jan·Osma鈔czyk
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415939232
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This thoroughly revised and updated edition is the most comprehensive and detailed reference ever published on United Nations. The book demystifies the complex workings of the world's most important and influential international body.

Prelude to Nuremberg

Author: Arieh J. Kochavi
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807866873
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Between November 1945 and October 1946, the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg tried some of the most notorious political and military figures of Nazi Germany. The issue of punishing war criminals was widely discussed by the leaders of the Allied nations, however, well before the end of the war. As Arieh Kochavi demonstrates, the policies finally adopted, including the institution of the Nuremberg trials, represented the culmination of a complicated process rooted in the domestic and international politics of the war years. Drawing on extensive research, Kochavi painstakingly reconstructs the deliberations that went on in Washington and London at a time when the Germans were perpetrating their worst crimes. He also examines the roles of the Polish and Czech governments-in-exile, the Soviets, and the United Nations War Crimes Commission in the formulation of a joint policy on war crimes, as well as the neutral governments' stand on the question of asylum for war criminals. This compelling account thereby sheds new light on one of the most important and least understood aspects of World War II.

The Nuremberg Trials International Criminal Law Since 1945

Author: Lawrence Raful
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110944847
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60 years after the trials of the main German war criminals, the articles in this book attempt to assess the Nuremberg Trials from a historical and legal point of view, and to illustrate connections, contradictions and consequences. In view of constantly reoccurring reports of mass crimes from all over the world, we have only reached the halfway point in the quest for an effective system of international criminal justice. With the legacy of Nuremberg in mind, this volume is a contribution to the search for answers to questions of how the law can be applied effectively and those committing crimes against humanity be brought to justice for their actions.

The Nazi Party 1919 1945

Author: Dietrich Orlow
Publisher: Enigma Books
ISBN: 0982491190
Format: PDF
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The only existing in-depth, exhaustive, and complete history of the Nazi Party.

On Trial

Author: George Anastaplo
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739107805
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Beginning with the serpent in the Garden of Eden and ending with O.J. Simpson, author George Anastaplo offers an exploration of justice and the rule of law through well-known trials both ancient and modern, real and fictional. On Trial is a detailed and fascinating discussion of legal reason, moral judgment, political life, and the events that give them meaning.