Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today

Friday, August 23 rd, 2019 at 00:08 am 

Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today


The official U.S. government film about the 1st Nuremberg trial (The Trial of the Major Nazi War Criminals) which lasted from November 20, 1945 to October 1, 1946.


“Nuremberg” is archival footage from the Nuremberg Trials. It’s 80 minutes, it’s in black and white and it’s narrated by Liev Schrieber. It’s actually sort of interesting although not very entertaining. But if you’re a World War II buff, it’s worth seeing. Not so much for anything other than the true transcendence of what they were trying to do, I mean there’s certainly a huge controversy about whether war trials make any sense at all, but this was the original one. The incredible articulateness of the prosecution and how they described things is really transcendent. It’s hard to tell some of the characters unless you’re very familiar with World War II news reel footage, without a program, but this is worth seeing. I’m not sure it’s entertainment, but it is history. So, two and a half stars.