70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials Verdicts

2016 marked 70 years since the judgments were pronounced in the International Military Tribunal's trial of the leading representatives of the National Socialist regime. In commemoration of the date, U.S. philosopher Michael Walzer and German literary scholar and social scientist Jan Philipp Reemtsma were invited to assess the Nuremberg Trial from the viewpoint of moral philosophy. In retrospect, can "Nuremberg" truly be considered a turning point in dealing with armed conflicts and the persons responsible for them? Are today's governments and society indeed more likely to let power pay tribute to reason, as R.H. Jackson put it? The discussion was moderated by Patrick Bahners of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Welcoming remarks were offered by Dr. Klemens Gsell, Second Deputy Mayor of the City of Nuremberg, and Waltraut Bayerlein, Presiding Judge at Nuremberg Higher Regional Court.

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