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Nuremberg’s lesson 70 years later: Evil isn’t just immoral, it’s illegal

Nuremberg’s lesson 70 years later: Evil isn’t just immoral, it’s illegal

Seventy years ago this weekend, an international military tribunal here rendered judgment against 22 senior Nazi defendants for the most systematic global assault on national sovereignty and civilians in the history of humankind. 

Courtroom 600 in the Palace of Justice seized the world’s attention with the tribunal’s bold scrutiny of military, political, media and business leaders who never imagined — until far too late — that they would stand trial for the crimes of the Nazi era.

The four victorious powers — the United States, Britain, the Soviet Union and France — held the upper hand and refused to empower the military tribunal...

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