U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, appointed by President Truman to serve as United States Chief of Counsel to prosecute Nazi war criminals. On November 21, 1945, in the Palace of Justice at Nuremberg, Germany, Justice Robert H. Jackson, Chief of Counsel for the United States, made his opening statement to the International Military Tribunal in Case No. 1,
Justice Robert H. Jackson, the chief United States prosecutor, delivered his closing argument to the International Military Tribunal (IMT) at Nuremberg on July 26, 1946. This statement has been deemed a forensic masterpiece. In these filmed excerpts, the scenes of Jackson in a long necktie are trial footage; the scenes of Jackson in tuxedo were filmed after hours, in the empty courtroom, for the U.S. historical record.
Whitney R. Harris, a prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trial, authored one to the first books on the subject. His book Tyranny on Trial was published in 1954.
The Introduction of the book was authored by Justice Robert H. Jackson, the chief American Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trial (1945-1946). His letter was one of the last comments by Jackson as he died in October of 1954.