Online Primary Sources: The Nuremberg Trials

Seventy years ago, the International Military Tribunal opened proceedings against 24 high-ranking military and political Nazis; in addition, dozens more defendants were also brought before the tribunal. The trials lasted from 1945-49 and generated a tremendous number of reports, broken down into three series: The Blue Series is composed of the official proceedings (42 volumes) of what most of us refer to as The Nuremberg Trials (1945-46); The Red Series is an eight-volume compilation of documentary evidence against the defendants (1945-46); and The Green Series that is the official abridged version of the twelve trials of almost 200 additional defendants that lasted from 1946-1949 and are considered as part of the Nuremberg Trials. Robert Jackson who was the U.S. representative to the tribunal, issued his own report. Nuremberg Trials, 1945-1949 has more relevant material as well.


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