Nuremberg Trials, 1945-1946
These trials were for leaders, military officials or strong supporters of the Nazi party after the Victory in Europe day. These trials were the best way the allied powers thought they could bring the Nazis to justice after the war had ended. There were twenty three people that were convicted during the trials. The participants on trial were tried for four crimes, crimes a, war crimes, crimes against humanity.
This was the first time that the world really got to see the travesty of the holocaust because until then none of it was widely known to the public. The trials took place in Nuremberg Germany an area of Germany that was occupied and ran by America. It was also chosen because Nuremberg was the birthplace of the Nazi party and it was fitting that it would also be were the Nazi party would fall. All of the men who were put on trial had to take an IQ test in order for it to be seen that they were smart enough to not have just fallowed the Nazi philosophy but supply it with ideas and make it the power house that it was. Out of the people tried half were sentenced to death and the others were given a prison sentence.