The Nuremberg trials were a series of trials, or tribunals, most
notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political,
military, and economic leadership of Nazi Germany,
after its defeat in World War II. The trials were held in the city
Germany, from 1945 to 1946, at the Palace of Justice. The first and
best known of these trials was the Trial of the Major War Criminals
before the International Military Tribunal (IMT), which tried
twenty-two of the most important captured leaders of Nazi Germany.
It was held from 21 November 1945, to 1 October 1946. The second set
of trials of lesser war criminals was conducted under Control
Council Law No. 10 at the U.S. Nuremberg Military Tribunals (NMT);
among them included the Doctors' Trial and the Judges' Trial.
--photo and text adapted from Wikipedia.
View of the defendants
in the dock at the
International Military Tribunal trial
of war criminals at Nuremberg.