Postwar devastation; poverty; hunger; opening of Nuremberg Trial
- Film Title
- Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today
- Event Date
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Reel 1: "Europe 1945" Panorama of war devastation: buildings and cities laid to waste, rubble, mother climbing out of trap door shelter with naked baby in arms, people in hunger and despair emerge from shelters, children running down steps, clambering for food, poverty, homeless people, begging for food, weeping woman. 05:03:01 "Nuremberg 21 November 1945" EXT and INT Nuremberg Palace of Justice. CU, document announcing trial and listing the accused. Seating of International Military Tribunal. 05:04:26 Chief US prosecutor, Robert H. Jackson presents the opening statement and Count 1 of the indictment (a conspiracy to commit war crimes and crimes against peace and humanity). Mostly rear views of Jackson speaking: "triumph of justice over vengeance...four mighty nations...meeting greatest menace of our times." Various shots of courtroom, judges, prosecutor, stenographer, defendants. MSs, CUs, defendants' faces. Pan, prisoners' dock. Germans walk past open graves with flowers, sort through rubble. Children desperately seek food in buckets, woman eats from garbage, mob scenes, women shouts viciously in crowd (voiceover of Jackson speaking in court).
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