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Nuremberg Trials: Videos

Das Verfahren gegen die deutschen Hauptkriegsverbrecher nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg in Nürnberg 1945-1946

MSM Videos


The legacy of Nuremberg / BBC in association with CTVC ; written and presented by Joan Bakewell ; produced by Anna Laura Malago ; directed by Steve Smith. Films for the Humanities, [1996],1 videocassette (50 min.)

Excerpts from the trials and discussions on Nuremberg's influence on contemporary wars and genocide by looking at war crimes in Bosnia and the process of reconciliation in the new South Africa today. Desmond Tutu, Jacques Verges, Christian Tomuschat and David Cesarani examine moral and ethical issues involved.

The Nuremberg trials  / a Spiegel TV production with American Experience: PBS Home Video, c2006. 
54min. Contains interviews with J.Q. Barrett, Whitney Harris, Benjamin Ferencz, and Richard Sonnenfeldt.




Nuremberg : tyranny on trial / produced by Sammy Jackson, Mort Zimmerman ; written by Norman Stahl with Jerome Alden ; directed by Don Horan ; produced by Lou Reda Productions, Inc. for the History Channel ; A&E Television Networks.Publisher:[New York] : A&E Home Video : [2005]  



Nuremberg, 1949 / National Archives, [2007].  76minutes.

Originally released in 1949 by OMGUS (the Office of Military Government United States) in occupied Germany.  Scenes  of the Nuremberg trial including testimony and statements from defendants, procecuting attorneys, judges, and witnesses. 


A grisly, detailed and uncompromising film documenting at length the horrors American troops discovered in the concentration camps they liberated. May be distressing to some viewers. 

Walter Cronkite narrates this journey through the court proceedings that held the leaders of Nazi Germany to account for the horrors of the Holocaust under The Third Reich. 

This dark Russian film, in its original dubbed English version, graphically illustrates in stark images and uncompromising narrative the terrible costs of the wars of conquest and genocide waged by Nazi Germany. It was released immediately after the conclusion of the 1946 Nuremberg Trials. Some sections on concentration camp horrors may be distressing to some viewers. 

 3 films on 2 DVDs

Nuremberg: The Nazis facing their crimes (French) A film by Christian Delage based on the archive of courtroom proceedings filmed under the supervision of John Ford. Includes interviews with Benjamin B. Ferencz, Ernst Michel, Budd Schulberg and Richard W. Sonnenfeldt. 

Bonus DVD Includes three historic films:

That Justice Be Done (1945 10min.) A propaganda film made for the US Chief of Counsel at Nuremberg and the War Crimes Office of the JAG.  Excerpts Jackson Center - Youtube

Nazi Concentration Camps (1945 58min.) The official documentary film compiled by Allied military and shown at the IMT on November 29, 1945.

The Atrocities committed by the German Fascists in the U.S.S.R. / (1946, 60min.) A Soviet montage that was presented to the IMT on February 19, 1946.



Trailer -

"Reality" television is the rage, but the programming thankfully isn't all millionaire wannabes and island survivors. Beginning on July 16, TNT will present "Nuremberg," an original four-hour television movie on the Allied nations' 1945-46 prosecution of the principal Nazi leaders. The movie presents a central, timeless idea: nations can, through law, respond to and thus try to prevent the brutal excesses of aggressive war and genocide. Although the production could have been more historically accurate, its effort to teach Nuremberg is commendable.


NUREMBERG TRIALS was produced in the USSR and released seven months after the first trial's conclusion. This copy was released in 1986 by VIDEO TREASURES and is unrestored film. An unnamed British narrator also provides translations of Russian, French and German participants. Total runnning time: 57 minutes.  

The Schulberg Movie - The Nazi Plan - Day 17

The Nazi Plan a four hour compilation film, was shown as evidence at the International Military Tribunal (IMT) in Nuremberg on Day 17 of the Trials (December 11, 1945). It was compiled by brothers Budd and Stuart Schulberg and other military personnel, under the supervision of Navy Commander James Donovan.

The compilers took pains to use only German source material, including official newsreels and other German films (1919-45). It was put together for the US Counsel for the Prosecution of Axis Criminality and the US Office of the Chief Counsel for War Crimes.

The four-part film was received in evidence as IMT exhibit USA-167.

  • 1.The Rise of the NSDAP, 1921 to 1933 (reels 1-2);
  • 2.Acquiring Control of Germany, 1933-1935 (reels 3-8);
  • 3.Preparation for Wars of Aggression, 1935-1939 (reels 9-16);
  • 4.Wars of Aggression, 1939-1944 (reels 17-22).

The links below are to segments of the orginal film The Nazi Plan.

Spielberg Archive USHMM

The Nazi Plan: Hitler's Inner Circle

The Nazi Plan: Antisemitic Campaign

The Nazi Plan: Book Burning

The Nazi Plan: Seventh Party Congress, 1935

The Nazi Plan: Annihilation of Jews


Shortly after the trial, writer/director Stuart Schulberg, and his editor Joseph Zigman, were engaged to make the official film about the trial.  This film, completed in 1948, was suppressed in the U.S. government.  It has recently been restored by Sandra Schulberg.


Britannica Academic-Images and Videos

Florida Crossroads

Florida Crossroads
Lest We Forget: The Legacy of the Nuremberg Trials

Florida Crossroads (WFSU) explores the Nuremberg trials through the eyes of Floridians who were there.

Chief Prosecutor Robert H. Jackson


A Jewish Soldier Witnesses Nuremberg
NPR Interview


D 804 .G3 D64 2008

NPR Interview with Sen. Dodd (2007)

ABA Video

Nuremberg: The Birth of International Law. Georgetown University Law Center.
November 2005 Symposium with Benjamin Ferencz, Henry T. King


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