Three and a half years ago, in the name of all humanity, the victors of World War II put the leaders of the vanquished on trial. In over 50 million words of testimony, the Niirnberg mill ground out the story of six million Jews murdered, millions of laborers held in near-slavery. So huge were the figures that the world could scarcely grasp them. Though Hermann Göring postured in the dock and Rudolf Hess bellowed his insane laughter, interest in the courtroom scene flagged. But last week, crowds once more flocked to the big red-roofed Palace of Justice. The 13th...

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