The Nuremberg Trials Essay

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The Nuremberg Trials
War crimes, in practice, are offenses charged against the losers of the war by victor. During WW II there were three types of war crimes were committed by Germany. The first: crimes against peace, which included preparing for and starting a war of aggression in violation of treaties. The second: murder, ill treatment, the killing of hostages; plunder of public or private property; the destruction of cities and towns. The third: crimes against humanity, which include persecution on racial, political, or religious grounds either before or during a war. All of these violations were raised on
Germany's actions.
Trials of the Nazi leaders begun on October 18, 1945, and lasted for 10 months. Trials of Japanese
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Soon after he was made the deputy governor of Poland which was occupied by Germany.
Shortly after, he was made the Reich commissioner of Netherlands. Arthur von Seyss-Inquart was the Reich commissioner for five years before being hanged. Alfred Rosenberg (1893-1946) was a German political leader and the educator of Nazi youth. Later in his life he directed a philosophical outlook for the Third Reich. He was made minister for the East in 1941. He was later hanged for war crimes in October 1946.
Erich Raeder (1876-1960) was the commander-in-chief of the German
Navy from 1935-43. Erich Raeder was the naval adviser to Hitler and head of the naval service to combat the Allied invasion. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for war crimes in October 1946, but was released due to ill health. While in prison Erich wrote many books.
Karl Doenitz (1891-1980) was a German submarine expert and was made commander-in-chief of the German Navy in 1943 after Erich Raeder.
Karl succeeded Hitler and made fuhrer in May 1945. About one year later he was imprisoned for war crimes in 1946-56, and while in prison wrote a book called 'Memoris'.
Wilhem Keitel (1882-1946) was a German army officer that was also made commander-in-chief of German armed forces in 1938. Wilhem was one of the more notable people who signed the World War II surrender in 1945.
Wilhem was hanged for war crimes in

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