On 20th November 1945 the trial of the International Military Tribunal opened in the Courtromm 600 in Nuremberg´s Palace of Justice. It is in this historic location, which still houses the original site of the trials of members of the Nazi regime's elites, that currently a new institution of nuremberg municipal museums is being constructed - the "Memorial Nuremberg Trials".
Parallel to the development of the new permanent exhibition, the Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds which will take on the task of curator has organised an international experts' symposium to promote scientific discussion and research on the Nuremberg Trials. The conference is intended to provide an overview of current research, particularly on the trial of the main war criminals, and a discussion forum for new research projects.
The conference will present contributions by 22 renowned experts from eight countries – from the USA, France and Russia to New Zealand and Israel. Lecturers will include Benjamin B. Ferencz, chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg Einsatzgruppen Trial of 1947-48, and Prof. David M. Crane, first chief prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone. The conference will address topics such as the Nuremberg Trial's media reception, the different points of view of the Allied nations, and it will also take a look at further tribunals after Nuremberg.
The multi-disciplinary symposium is directed at experts, both from research and teaching, as well as at students, but will also be open to all interested persons. It is planned as an international event. The conference languages will be German (G) and English (E), there will be simultaneous translation.
For further information and registration please visit www.conference-nuremberg-trial.de
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