Prosecutors Present Evidence During the Nuremberg Trials Ca. 1946
The International Military Tribunal -also known as the Nuremberg Trials- marked a major new development in international law. For the first time, the victors of a war charged the leaders of a fallen regime with war crimes. Charges against Nazi officials included genocide, illegal treatment of war criminals, and murder. Many were sentenced to death, while others, like deputy fuehrer Rudolf Hess, were given life sentences.