WAR CRIMES: Trial by Victory

From the heavy marble ornaments above the main door, an hourglass stands out in sharp and ominous relief. The Nürnberg court, jampacked for the first time in weeks, finally began to notice it. Time was running out for the accused.

The neat, somberly clad man who had opened the world's case against the Nazi war criminals was still pale and nervous as he prepared to close it last week. U.S. Chief Prosecutor Robert Houghwout Jackson knew that not merely the courtroom's obedient microphones but also the ears of history were listening to his words. Jackson tried to show that...

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