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eBook The Nuremberg Trials: The Nazis and Their Crimes Against Humanity epub

by Paul Roland

eBook The Nuremberg Trials: The Nazis and Their Crimes Against Humanity epub
  • ISBN: 0785826076
  • Author: Paul Roland
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: World
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Chartwell Books, Inc.; 1st edition (April 1, 2010)
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • ePUB size: 1775 kb
  • FB2 size 1532 kb
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The cover of the book is a picture of Herman Goering the head of the Luftwaffe, clown jester at the Nazi court and a cruel Anti-Semitic administrator of the Nazi program of the mass extermination of the Jews of Europe. Goering wore red nail polish and acted like a sybaritic Roman emperor in the style of the decadent Nero.

The stronger their stranglehold on power, the more monstrous their crimes. But when Hitler's thousand-year Reich collapsed after twelve years of increasing repression, how were those responsible to be punished? Hitler, Himmler and Goebbels took their own lives to evade justice, but that still left the unrepentant Hermann Goering, Albert Speer, Hitler's one-time Deputy Fuhrer Rudolph Hess and many other prominent Nazis to be brought before the Allied courts.

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They established the principle that individuals will always be held responsible for their actions under international law, and brought closure to World War II, allowing the reconstruction of Europe to begin.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. They established the principle that individuals will always be held responsible for their actions under international law, and brought closure to World War II, allowing the reconstruction of Europe to begin. A vital read for anyone interested in the 20th century! Includes an eight-page plate photographic section.

Paul Roland is the author of more than twenty books including recently Investigating the Unexplained, Crime Scenes, In the Minds of Murderers, The Complete Book of Ghosts, The Crimes of Jack the Ripper, The Nazis and the Occult, and Hauntings

Paul Roland is the author of more than twenty books including recently Investigating the Unexplained, Crime Scenes, In the Minds of Murderers, The Complete Book of Ghosts, The Crimes of Jack the Ripper, The Nazis and the Occult, and Hauntings.

The Nazis were a vile collection of criminals, thugs, misfits, sadists, and petty bureaucrats bound together. You're getting the VIP treatment! With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items. Your Shopping Cart is empty. There are currently no items in your Shopping Cart.

The Nuremberg War Crimes Trials began on 20 November 1945 and ended on 13 April 1949. At the first trial, twenty-four leading Nazis were indicted. This book will include extracts from the trial transcripts and testimony including dramatic cross-examinations as the accused come face to face with their accusers as well as contemporary news reports and extracts from interviews with the accused conducted by American psychologist Leon Goldensohn while they were awaiting trial. Anyone wishing to understand the nature of evil can do no better than look within the pages of this book. The Nazis were a vile collection of criminals, thugs, misfits, sadists, and petty bureaucrats bound together only by their philosophy of hate and their love of plunder. The stronger their stranglehold on power, the more monstrous their crimes.But when Hitler's thousand-year Reich collapsed after twelve years of increasing repression, how were those responsible to be punished? Hitler, Himmler and Goebbels took their own lives to evade justice, but that still left the unrepentant Hermann Goering, Albert Speer, Hitler's one-time Deputy Fuhrer Rudolph Hess and many other prominent Nazis to be brought before the Allied courts. This is the story of the Nuremberg Trials—the most important criminal hearings ever held, which established the principle that individuals will always be held responsible for their actions under international law, and which brought closure to World War II, allowing the reconstrution of Europe to begin.
Comments: (7)
Zymbl
While it is true that this book contained some facts of which I was unaware it is dreadfully incomplete. It is essentially a book about Goering, and fails to do more than briefly mention any other defendant. The book is also strongly biased (I am not in support of the nazis nor ANY of their twisted ideology, but when reading history I prefer to have the facts reported and not be so strongly indoctrinated with the authors opinion) For a much more complete, comprehensive, and insightful read about the nuremberg trials and their notorious defendants I would strongly suggest reading Nuremberg Diary by G.M. Gilbert, or Nuremberg Interviews by Leon Goldensohn. Both of those books are primary sources and are enlightening.
BroWelm
For the price, this is a decent, basic introduction to the Nuremburg Trials. It will familiarize the reader with the event, the proceedings, the personalities and the outcome. As other reviews note, there are a few gaffs, but nothing major, that I saw. The content is orderly but the sections are a bit jagged and uneven in length. Many of the passages cited of witnesses anyone well versed in Nazi history will recognize from other books or from the documentary footage of the trials.

The author does not excuse Speer, does not try to make a case for him.

The summation goes off the rails a bit, mentioning other war crimes trials and briefly attempting to justify the lack of such trials for American crimes in Vietnam. He is unable to remain neutral in some passages and is guilty, in my eyes, of author intrusion into the story.

But for its faults, it's a quick read and will tell you what you what you need to know about the subject.
Tygolar
I picked up this book with low expectations. After all I have a whole shelf of books dealing with the Nuremberg Trials which are detailed and well documented in reporting the most famous trial of the twentieth century.
Paul Roland s The Nuremberg Trials was cheaply printed in Great Britain, It is a book which is very readable serving as a good general introduction to the gruesome subject for those readers whose knowledge of the trials is minimal. The cover of the book is a picture of Herman Goering the head of the Luftwaffe, clown jester at the Nazi court and a cruel Anti-Semitic administrator of the Nazi program of the mass extermination of the Jews of Europe. Goering wore red nail polish and acted like a sybaritic Roman emperor in the style of the decadent Nero. He committed suicide by taking a poison capsule a few hours before he was to be executed by hanging.
The trial was presided over by two judges for each of the Allied nations:" the United States, Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union. Former US Attorney General Robert Jackson did a fine job as the chief prosecutor. Many of the pages in this book are sickening to read as we hear witness accounts of atrocities in the extermination camps.
I will turn to this book to refresh my memory regarding the trials held at Nuremberg from 1945 to 1949. Roland s book is a good place to begin your study of the importance of the tribunal of justice at Nuremberg.
Enditaling
I was barely a year old when the initial trials convened in Nuremberg. I was older but only slightly wiser when Judgment at Nuremberg premiered. I was an adult flying protective sorties against our former ally, Soviet Russia during the Cold War. But only as a septuagenarian visiting Nuremberg just a few months ago did I finally appreciated and finally comprehend the ghastly dichotomy of this now pleasant city in southern Germany. Not far from Zeppelin Field and the infamous Nazi Stadium, the courts where the momentous trials, so well recorded and documented in this book, finally came into sharp focus and entered their proper place in history

This Nuremberg Trials book helped to put these heroic legal efforts into proper perspective and made me realize why we refer to our fathers and mothers as members of the greatest generation...perhaps the most courageous, too.

The book is definitely worth reading and the reflection it generates should remind us of George Santayana's words.
Uscavel
For anyone interested in the fate of the various Nazi war criminals after WWII, this book is an excellent overview. It's laid out well - it starts with details about how the trials came to fruition, who the judges were, and how the Allied powers worked together. It discusses the debate between trying the Nazis versus execution without trial. It details all of the Nazis who were tried in the first round of Nuremberg trials, what their roles were, and how they interacted with the judges, the prison psychologist, and each other. It also summarizes their sentences, the rationale for their sentences, and their reactions to their sentences. At the end, there are summaries of other trials that took place in Nuremberg but that were not as famous as the first trials (where Goering was tried).

The Nuremberg Trials were lengthy and detailed; the author notes in this book how many of the prosecution and defense's arguments would go on for hours at a time. I was worried that the book would get bogged down with tedious trial details, but it did not.

The only complaint I have about this book is that I found it hard to recall who some of the leaders were. I was familiar with Goering and several other defendants going into this book, but I had not heard of many of the others. Toward the beginning of the book, the author lists all of the defendants and what they are accused of; I recommend bookmarking these brief summaries for the people who you are unfamiliar with, so that you can reference them later.

This is a great value for a Kindle book as well. Definitely a worthwhile and quick read.
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