Nuremberg Trials - Post World War Two
The Nuremberg trials were a series of military tribunals held by the Allied forces under international law and the laws of war after World War 2. Nuremberg, Germany, was chosen as a site for trials that took place in 1945 and 1946. Judges from the Allied powers—Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States—presided over the hearings of twenty-two major Nazi criminals. Twelve prominent Nazis were sentenced to death.