Ernest Janning, one of the most influential German legal minds of the pre war era, and other influential Nazis face a military tribunal in the second wave of post war trials at Nuremberg. Judy Garland and Montgomery Clift portray two of the witnesses who provide searing accounts of Nazi torture. Ambitious, three hours long, Judgment at Nuremberg depicts a more or less fictional trial in 1948 of four German judges who had sentenced large numbers of men during the Nazi regime to concentration camps. Adolf Hitler, Antisemitism, Germany 1029 Words 6 Pages I. How do we verify it? And as unsatisfying and terrible as it sounds, maybe the defense is right to say that the whole world is implicated, that time after time after time there was the opportunity to stop it all before it ended the way it did, a condemnation by inaction. Source: The Holocaust Site at About.
Of the four on trial, the largest question mark surrounds Dr. Did they not know the intentions of the Third Reich? The trial court attempted to establish a set of principles of human experimentation that could serve as a code of research ethics. Finally, when the defense attorney questions the U. Cinematically, Kramer has never been a particularly striking, interesting, or even adroit director. Perhaps he means to suggest even that these national interests are hardly more than pretexts to justify the violence that we in our civilization can no longer suppress. According to the laws of the time, what he did was legal therefore I feel that he should be innocent.
He walks around town to think and get a feel for the place. The hypocrisy is evident and seems to bother even defense counsel Rolfe. Defense counsel speaks to the content of the films shown the previous day. But we are not to assume from this that as soon as he gets back to Maine he is going to set up a branch of the Committee for Nuclear Disarmament. The hearings were presided over by a panel of three American judges — not one — and after nine months, 10 of the defendants were found guilty, four receiving life sentences. As might be supposed from all this, Judgment at Nuremberg also uses a stock heavy-handedness to establish its characters. They considered Germany a home; their passionate ties and the blind loyalty to Germany caused them to be blind to the harsh reality of anti-Semitic measures.
The Nuremberg Trials is about the trials of the men charge of the Nazi Germany army and the killing of inconcent men, women and children. Both the prosecutor and defense side fought their case marked by high emotion and drama. Janning ultimately acknowledges his guilt; but at the other extreme, Emil Hahn continues to belch up protestations of innocence, claiming the Cold War as his vindication. Isn't honor represented by following orders and serving your country? It is probably clear—even from this skeletal plot summary—that the several merits Judgment at Nuremberg does have are not always small. Prisoners and dead bodies were shown to the court. Truth, after all, cannot be assessed merely in terms of relevance to the Cold War. But she is ultimately persuaded to come to the court.
Fatwa, an Arabic word, means a verdict or judicial pronouncement on debatable questions of personal or social interest given by a mufti juries consult. Despite its Hollywood provenance, the film does not shy away from trenchant issues. Of ninety-nine sentenced to prison terms, not one is still serving his sentence. Lastly, the exculpatory clause contained in the release form see release form is void as against public policy. Yet, pressure or no, the American judge finds the four guilty. In fact they do nothing at all in the film but contribute their physical presence. By fictionalized, we mean that the specific events and characters in the movie are entirely fictional, but do allude to similar real-life scenarios that took place during the actual Nuremberg Trials.
At the outset of the trial, Janning is depicted as dumb, insensitized brute who will not recognize the tribunal's authority. Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, International Military Tribunal for the Far East 1194 Words 7 Pages The Nuremberg Trials More than half a century has passed since the end of World War Two and to this day it is still difficult to fully understand the severity of what was by far the most destructive war in human history. We tend to evaluate people first by their outer appearance. Isn't staying in one's post and trying to make things a little less horrible better than simply resigning in disgust? But these virtues do not go very deep. Fedlenstein was charged with race mixing, of having relations with an Aryan, Irene Hoffman. He excelled in architecture, sculpture, painting, poetry, and engineering.
Magic, Nazi Germany, Nuremberg 710 Words 2 Pages. Janning was an esteemed judge in Germany before Hitler's ascent to power. Judgment at Nuremberg even attempts, rather anxiously, to provide object lessons for American political and institutional life. The particular trial with which Judgment at Nuremberg deals is one of the so-called second series, involving lawyers, industrialists, financiers, diplomats, and businessmen of the Third Reich, and the American judge Spencer Tracy who has come all the way from Maine to hear the case is genuinely curious to know what this second level of Nazidom was like and how the four lawyers in the dock could possibly have served under Hitler. My theory of knowledge is information passed on from one person to the next. Sometimes it is done subconsciously; sometimes it is done on purpose.
This event was responsible for contributing in the ongoing process of developing rules that are binding between states and nations also known as international laws. America's crucial ally does in fact have military, judiciary, and educational systems that are staffed largely by ex-Nazis. × Check-out the new Famous Trials website at : The new website has a cleaner look, additional video and audio clips, revised trial accounts, and new features that should improve the navigation. The trial was to be used as a showcase for National Socialism. The trial, we are told, lasts eight months the film lasts three hours , and we are, of course, given only brief glimpses of it—the American prosecutor establishing that the defendants had been running kangaroo courts and the German lawyer for the defense insisting that they were only doing their duty and that their victims were guilty in any case.