Exhibition concept

View of one of the few artifacts in the permanent exhibition: Two parts of the original docket used in the Nuremberg Trials.

A conscious decision was made to display few if any artifacts, in accordance with the documentary nature of the exhibition. Instead, the exhibition provides an objective description of the events that transpired here, so that visitors can form their own "judgment" of the prosecution of Nazi crimes.

The only artifacts on display are two parts of the original docket, a crate used for transporting documents, and the electronic control cabinet that was used to regulate the power supply in the courtroom. Original video and audio clips that convey a vivid impression of the trials are presented in various areas of the exhibition. In addition, visitors can obtain extensive information at the various media terminals. This feature allows individuals to deepen their knowledge of the Nuremberg Trials.

However, the most important exhibit is the courtroom itself. Exhibition visitors can view the courtroom on days when the court is not in session.