Defendants in the dock at Nuremberg Trials (front row: Hermann Goring, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Wilhelm Keitel), National Archives and Records Administration (Identifier 540128), (PD- Federal Govt.)
“Of one thing we may be sure. The future will never have to ask, with misgiving: ‘What could the Nazis have said in their favor?’ History will know that whatever could be said, they were allowed to say. They have been given the kind of a trial which they, in the days of their pomp and power, never gave to any man.
But fairness is not weakness. The extraordinary fairness of these hearings is an attribute of our strength.”
– Excerpt from the closing argument by Robert Jackson at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials
Last year marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. This year, Pres. Francois Hollande of France commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day by meeting with Pres…
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