Nuremberg (2000– )
Capt. Gustav Gilbert: The definition of "evil", is the total lack of *empathy*!
Reichsmarschall Hermann Wilhelm Göring: One German, a fine man. Two Germans, a party. Three Germans, a war. One Englishman, an idiot. Two Englishmen, a club. Three Englishmen, an Empire.
Lt. Tex Wheelis: Rough day, Reichsmarschall?
Reichsmarschall Hermann Wilhelm Göring: On the contrary. We had an excellent lunch, a nice view of the city, and in the courtroom we had the best seats in the house.
Reichsmarschall Hermann Wilhelm Göring: I say to you all that I would rather die than say we were wrong!
Justice Robert H. Jackson: Mr. Pachelogg, what ever became of the subjects of Dr. Rascher's experiments?
Anton Pachelogg: Most of them went into convulsions and died.
Sir Geoffrey Lawrence: Defendant Hermann Goering. The Tribunal has found you guilty on all four counts and sentences you to death by hanging.
Ernst Kaltenbrunner: They always feed you well before they hang you.
Ernst Kaltenbrunner: They have very little evidence against us, hmmm?
Elsie Douglas: The only way they can triumph over you is if their values are stronger than yours.
Capt. Gustav Gilbert: "A rat catcher catching rats". Is that the kind of thinking it takes to carry out state sanctioned mass murder? Not just blind obedience but also a belief that your victims are not human?
Reichsmarschall Hermann Wilhelm Göring: Let me ask you this. What was Hiroshima? Was it not your medical experiment? Would Americans have dropped bombs as easily on Germany as it did upon Japan killing as many civilians as possible? I think not. To an American sensibility, a Caucasian child is considerably more human than a Japanese child.
Capt. Gustav Gilbert: America was at war with Japan, a country that had attacked it without provocation. You murdered millions of your own citizens.
Reichsmarschall Hermann Wilhelm Göring: And what about the American citizens of the Japanese race who were put into protective custody in your own concentration camps?
Capt. Gustav Gilbert: That was wrong.
Reichsmarschall Hermann Wilhelm Göring: Then why was this not done to citizens of German or Italian descent?
Capt. Gustav Gilbert: I said it was wrong.
Reichsmarschall Hermann Wilhelm Göring: What about the negro officers in your own army? Are they not allowed to command troops in combat? Can they sit on the same buses as the whites? The segregation laws in your country and the anti Semitic laws in mine, are they not a difference of degree? Let me tell you. From the beginning of the century, through the first war, until the rise of Hitler, the freemasonry of the Jewish merchants consistently undermined the German economy and nationhood of the Fatherland. That is why we made anti Semitic laws and why you, my friend could never understand anti Semitism, why? Because you are a Jew.