Tyranny on Trial

Tyranny on Trial

The Trial of the Major German War Criminals at the End of World War II at Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946

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In dramatic and accessible prose, Harris, who served at Nuremberg on the staff of the US Chief of Counsel, distills the massive documentary evidence presented at the historic trial of Nazi war criminals. Using verbatim accounts by key figures in the Nazi regime, he tells the story of Hitler's rise to power, of Nazi planning and execution of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and of the final destruction of Nazi tyranny. The first edition was published in 1954. This revised and expanded edition contains new sections on war crimes trials in national courts since Nuremberg, and on the events leading to the adoption of the Rome treaty in 1998. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& M Univ

Condensing an avalanche of documents and trial transcripts which reveal the horrific record of Hitler's twelve-year dictatorship, this book distills the evidence presented to the 1945–46 Nuremberg tribunal when former Nazi leaders were indicted and tried as war criminals. Whitney Harris's analysis uses verbatim accounts by key figures in the Nazi regime to tell the story of Hitler's rise to power, of Nazi planning and execution of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and of the final destruction of Nazi tyranny. It concludes with an explanation of the law of the case—the judicial process, law and war, and the precedent of Nuremberg. The final chapter ends with the adoption of the Rome Treaty of 1998 creating the permanent International Criminal Court.

First published by SMU Press in 1954, this book recounts the full story of the historic Nuremberg Trial, told in dramatic and accessible prose by a man who served throughout the trial as counsel on the staff of Robert H. Jackson, U.S. Chief of Counsel. Harris presented the evidence against the first of the Nuremberg defendants, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, as well as against the principal Nazi repressive agencies, the Gestapo and the SD.


Publisher: Dallas : Southern Methodist University Press, 1999
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9780870744372
0870744372
Branch Call Number: 341.69 HARRI
Characteristics: xxxvii, 635 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes: "With new part seven, Justice after Nuremberg, containing updated chapter on Principles and precedent, and new chapter on the International Criminal Court."

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