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* Courtroom 600 … the site of the 1945-46 Nuremberg War Crimes Trials

Posted by Lew Weinstein on July 1, 2012

Courtroom 600 in Nuremberg is one of the major focal points of my novel-in-progress. We have seen many of the movies that were set there. I have read the transcripts and several book length accounts of the trial of the major Nazi war criminals in 1945-46.

But actually being there … sensing the presence of prosecutor Jackson, Judge Biddle, and defendants Goring, Streicher, Shacht, Speer and the others … that was a whole different experience. I could even feel the presence of my fictional defendant Berthold Becker, sitting in the defendant’s dock, expecting a death sentence.

Nuremberg Courtroom 600 – now & then

Nuremberg defendants … story in Süddeutsche Zeitung (South German newspaper) … headline “The judgment in Nuremberg”

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