The Nuremberg Legacy

How the Nazi War Crimes Trials Changed the Course of History

Norbert Ehrenfreund

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Sixty years have passed since the Nuremberg trials of the major Nazi war criminals, but that event still stands as the foundation of international justice. Nuremberg not only ignited a revolution in international law but affected domestic law as well with its simple but profound priniciple that every individual accused of crime is entitled to a full and fair hearing.This book reveals how the precedents set at Nuremberg have affected human rights, race relations, medical practice, big business and even Germany's post-war development. It also examines the Nuremberg trials' influence on the modern war crimes trials of tyrants like Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein.

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"An effective history and study of the impact of such powerful procedures on the modern world" - Library Journal
 
"The Nuremberg trials hold many lessons in justice and human rights that resonate today. From his unique vantage point as an eyewitness to the trials and as a judge, Norbert Ehrenfreund sets out a clear warning about the direction our nation is taking but gives us hope with this refreshing new take on the founding principles of justice as we know it."--Senator Christopher J. Dodd

"Pertinent, thorough overview...a tremendous case for adhering to the Nuremberg legacy of fair treatment for even the most odious offenders. Students and young adults will especially value this accessible, personable work."--Kirkus

"Most Americans today don’t even know the difference between the Nuremberg laws (Nazi racist legislation enacted before WWII) and the Nuremberg principles (the rules that emerged from the trials of Nazi war criminals after WWII). This readable eyewitness account – combining fascinating anecdotes with brilliant insights – will educate and inspire. It is as relevant today, as we confront a new form of totalitarian terrorism and can only hope that we are able to bring its perpetrators to justice under the Nuremberg principle."--Alan M. Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
 
"Offers a compelling and original contribution to our understanding of the first international criminal tribunal in history."--William Aceves, California Western School of Law, San Diego

"Judge Ehrenfreund's book is distinguished by a combination of elegant writing and a deep understanding of the subject.  This is essential reading for anyone interested in Nuremberg."--Henry T. King, Jr., former Nuremberg prosecutor and author of The Two Worlds of Albert Speer

"Part memoir, part history lesson, and part critique of recent U.S. government policies, this important book recounts the story of the Nuremberg trials and their immense legacy in shaping human rights policies today. A timely, well-researched, and well-written study."-- Jonathan D. Sarna, Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University and author of American Judaism: A History

"This book describes the horror of the Nazi genocide, and my life as one of the Untermenschen Hitler sought to exterminate but what is different about this work is that Judge Ehrenfreund tells what that experience means for modern times"-- Lou Dunst, Holocaust survivor, Auschwitz and Mauthausen (Ebensee) concentration camps

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Norbert Ehrenfreund

Norbert Ehrenfreund has served as a judge for thirty years in the Superior Court of California. He served as a correspondant for The Stars and Stripes during the Nuremberg trials. He now lives in San Diego, California.

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The Nuremberg Legacy
How the Nazi War Crimes Trials Changed the Course of History
Norbert Ehrenfreund

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St. Martin's Press
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
October 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9780230610781
ISBN10: 0230610781
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$14.99

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Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
October 2007
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781403979650
ISBN10: 1403979650
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$30.00
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