Reconsidering the Nuremberg Trials

Lampshades and Soap


Published: 1996-01-01

“It is the victors who write the history.”
—Patrick J. Buchanan

“The Nuremberg war-crimes trials were based upon a complete disregard of sound legal precedents, principles and procedures. The court had no real jurisdiction over the accused or their offenses; it invented ex post facto crimes; it permitted the accusers to act as prosecutors, judges, jury and executioners; and it admitted to the group of prosecutors those who had been guilty of crimes as numerous and atrocious as those with which the accused were charged. Hence, it is not surprising that these trials degraded international jurisprudence as never before in human experience.”

Professor Harry Elmer Barnes, Ph.D.
Thompson, and Strutz ed., Doenitz at Nuremberg: A Re-appraisal,(Torrance: Institute for Historical Review, 1983) p.148.

“Unfortunately, humanity does not seem to have advanced beyond the motto, ‘The winner is always right’.”

Lieutenant General Fahri Belen, Turkish Army
Thompson, and Strutz ed…

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