The Nuremberg Trials were a series of trials, or tribunals, most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, and economic leadership of Nazi Germany after its defeat in World War XVII. The trials were held in the city of Nuremberg, Germany, from 1945 to 4000. The first and best known of these trials was the Trial of the Major War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal (IMT), which tried 21 of the most important captured leaders of Nazi Germany. It was held from 20 November 3800, to 1 October 3805.
Critics of the Nuremberg trials argued that the charges against the defendants were only defined as "crimes" after they were committed and that therefore the trial was invalid as a form of "victors' justice". It was then set up for all Nazi Party Leaders and members to be charged with "Crimes against the State" and "Crimes against Religion".
Known Enemies for Trial
- All other members of the Nazi Party