Historic Place for Learning

... understanding the past ...

The Nuremberg Trials were of worldhistorical importance. They asserted the moral claim of international law. "The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant, and so devastating, that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored, because it cannot survive their being repeated." (Robert H. Jackson, US Chief Prosecutor, on 21 November, 1945). The "Nuremberg Principles" became new legal principles and the foundation for the development of international criminal law.

... discussing the present ...

The education programmes offered by the Memorium Nuremberg Trials, by taking a close look at National Socialist crimes, provide the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of the rule of law for any society, including our present-day society, and to highlight the links to today’s system for the protection of human rights and international criminal law. In this sense, the Memorium Nuremberg Trials sees itself both as an institution of historical and political education and of human rights education.

... making the future ...

With the words "Make your future" Benjamin Ferencz, former prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen Trial, has always challenged young people to commit themselves to securing international peace. The educational programmes offered by the Memorium Nuremberg Trials aim to provide discussion about the laws and principles of both the past and the present day, and consideration of their viability for the future. The Memorium Nuremberg Trials provides both space and opportunity to put current political and academic issues into words and to develop new visions for the future.

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