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Soviet judgment at Nuremberg : a new history of the international military tribunal after World War II / Francine Hirsch.


"Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg reveals the pivotal role the Soviet Union played in the Nuremberg Trials of 1945 and 1946. The Nuremberg Trials (IMT), most notable for their aim to bring perpetrators of Nazi war crimes to justice in the wake of World War II, paved the way for global conversations about genocide, justice, and human rights that continue to this day. As Francine Hirsch reveals in this new history of the trials, a central part of the story has been ignored or forgotten: the critical role the Soviet Union played in making them happen in the first place. While there were practical reasons for this omission--until recently, critical Soviet documents about Nuremberg were buried in the former Soviet archives, and even Russian researchers had limited access--Hirsch shows that there were political reasons as well. The Soviet Union was regarded by its wartime Allies not just as a fellow victor but a rival, and it was not in the interests of the Western powers to highlight the Soviet contribution to postwar justice"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780199377930
  • ISBN: 0199377936
  • Physical Description: xvi, 536 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
When war became a crime -- But what is justice? -- Countdown to indictment -- Ready or not -- The trial begins -- Stuck on the sidelines -- Course corrections -- Bearing witness -- The Cold War comes to Nuremberg -- In the name of a fair trial -- Accusations and counter-accusations -- The Katyn showdown -- Collective guilt and the fate of postwar Europe -- Judgment -- Beyond Nuremberg.
Subject: Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals, Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946.
International criminal law > Soviet Union > History.
LAW / Criminal Law / General.
International criminal law.
N├╝rnberger Prozesse > Hauptprozess.
Soviet Union.
Genre: History.

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