Hitler's Courts


35 minutes
Source: Stories to Remember

Hitler's Courts examines the perversion of laws and the courts under Nazi rule and discusses how distinguished lawmakers became complicit in racial discrimination, beginning with systematic exclusion from society and ending in mass murder. It features archival footage from the Nazi era, rarely seen photographs, and interviews with leading voices in international law. The accompanying study guide, drawn from papers presented at a conference on the Nuremberg war crimes trials at the Touro Law Center in 2005, helps students understand the history of the Nazi regime, the Nazi legal system and the ethical dilemmas it posed, the Nuremberg war crimes trials, and the importance of civil liberties and the status of law in our society.

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