The Nuremberg trials, 1946 Goering and the Nazi high command stand trial. Within the prison a dangerous mind game is being conducted by Goering and the prison guards who stand watch over the perpetrators of the Holocaust.
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In 1945, an international court of judges from the U.S., England, France and the Soviet Union tried 22 top Nazi leaders, including Hermann Goering and Rudolph Hess. The defendants were ... See full summary »
Following the defeat of Germany in WWII, the Allies determine that there must be an accounting of German war crimes. Twenty-four Nazis, representative of all sections of military and civilian life are chosen to stand trial for the crimes of conspiracy to commit aggression, commission of aggression, crimes during war and crimes against humanity. The preparations for the trial, the trial itself and its aftermath are shown through the eyes of Chief Prosecutor Robert Jackson and through the eyes of Reichsmarshal Hermann Goering, the ranking Nazi defendant.Written by
Jason A. Cormier
Sam Stone who plays Julius Streicher, is a Jew whose father survived the Holocaust. It was only with the greatest difficulty that he maintained an impassive face during the scene where films of Nazi concentration camps are shown in the courtroom. Upon completion of the scene, he immediately burst into tears. See more »
Near the end of the movie (the scene that the Nazi's receive their sentences), Each of the four judges are shown reading out at least one of the sentences. When the French magistrate is reading out a sentence, he lifts the sheet of paper that he was reading from, revealing several lines of highlighted text. This should not have been possible, as the first highlighter wasn't invented until 1962. See more »
Brian Cox picks this mini-series up by the scruff of the neck and runs off with it. It is an amazing testimonial to his talent and his craft that he suceeds in making Field Marshall Hermann Goerring the most appealing and charming character in this rehash of the Nuremburg trials. His "seduction" of the young American non-com is not only plausible but gratifying. It is amazing that this performance has one cheering on the second in command of the Third Reich as he cheats the hangman's noose.
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