This month marks the 60th anniversary of one of the most seminal courtroom dramas in world history: The Nuremberg Trials. In Germany after World War II, allied prosecutors tried alleged Nazi war criminals and others suspected of helping the Third Reich.
The first trial began in November, 1945. It was followed by other Nuremberg proceedings, such as this prosecution of German industrialists. It was the first official international tribunal in the wake of war.
WBUR's Anne Hawke examines the legacy of the Nuremberg trials.
This program aired on November 3, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.