Nuremberg Trials: Annotated Bibliography
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Calvocoressi, Peter. Nuremberg, the Facts, the Law and the Consequences. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1948.

Calvocoressi is a renowned history scholar. This particular book of his is very fact based, yet has a clear bias towards the Allied powers. The author explains things in both abstract ways and also using concrete evidence. Our group found it to be a reliable resource because it seemed objective in its presentation despite his clear disapproval of the actions of the Axis Powers.

Written by: Katie Jo Parris


Gilbert, G.M. Nuremberg Diary. New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, 1947.

This book did an excellent job of breaking down all of the cases and showing the whole judicial process of the Nuremberg Trials. It is a diary on all of the trials from a former prison psychologist at the Nuremberg trials. It tells all about the prosecutions from every country involved, and a detailed account of the defense for every person on trial. Because it is written by a man who was actually there, it gives conversations between him and the prisoners waiting to be tried, along with written commentary about the actual trials. Because it broke down each case in depth it was a great resource for my section, which was the breakdown of the Goering case as an example of the German defense.

Written by: Steffi Gascon


Mielke, F. and A. Mitscherlich. The Death Doctors. Trans. James Cleugh. London: Elek Books, 1949.

Dr. Mielke and Dr. Mitscherlich have spent their lives educating and publishing documents about the Nazi medical practices in order to maintain the medical profession as a moral one. The Death Doctors is a compilation of documents (over 260) regarding the experiments done on humans during the Holocaust. This book is very technical in nature and was useful to the extent that in provided a nearly exhaustive list of the experiments performed by the Nazis during the Holocaust. It delved into autopsy findings and other grotesque things that were very true and interesting, but not relevant to the Nuremberg Trials. We included the experiments, although only indirectly related to the actual Nuremberg Trial, because so many people believe the experimenters were charged during the same time as say, Goering (from Nov. 20, 1945-August 31, 1946). We thought it would be relevant information in clearing up the misconception that experiments were a main focus of the Nuremberg Trial.

Written by: Katie Jo Parris


“The Avalon Project at Yale Law School.” The Avalon Project. 1996. November 18, 2003. http://www.facts.com/icof/nurem.htm

This website provided the actual Charter of the International Military Tribunal, vol 1.  The website was put together by the Yale school of Law, a renowned institution which demands much respect and assures validity.  The website documented the official articles that helped to dictate the actual rules and regulations that the Tribunal set up prior to the trials.  It was interesting to have the exact wording on file, and to see all the precautions taken to ensure a fair trial for all. 

Written by: Karen Phinney


“War Crimes Tribunals; an In-Depth Analysis.” Facts on File. November 18, 2003. http://www.facts.com/icop/nurem.htm

This website is a link to the major website “Facts on File” which is an offset of Refdesk.  Refdesk contains links to 20,000 external Internet sites, and provides these links for its readers as a convenience and for informational purposes.  This website was helpful because it gave a brief overview, namely six paragraphs, on the Nuremberg trials.  It was nice to not have to flip through multiple pages of research to get the dates and statistics of the trials.  When doing the introduction it was helpful to have all of these facts at my fingertips.  On the webpage there are also various links to other sections having to do with the Nuremberg Trials, such as “Tribunal Milestones”, and “War Crime Indictments.”

Written by: Karen Phinney


“World famous trials: Nuremburg trials 1945-1949.” Linder, D. O. (n.d.). November 22, 2003.http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/nuremburg/nuremburg.htm

This website provided several in depth links to the details of the Nuremburg trials. It was especially helpful in providing a detailed account for each of the 21 Nazi officials put on trial in Nuremburg. Quotations were included from actual transcripts recorded from the trial itself from the prosecutors and defense. This website was also especially helpful in providing various images from the trials as well.

Written by: Allison Harrer


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Goering at the Trials
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