The Society’s fall lecture for 2013 featured a showing of Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today. The screening at Salesianum School was the first for the film in Delaware. Approximately 400 people attended the lecture, with over 100 attorneys receiving two hours of free CLE.
The film showed how the U.S., Soviet, British and French prosecutors at the first Nuremberg trial (1945-1946) built their case against the top WWII Nazi leaders using the Nazis' own films as evidence. The images screened in the courtroom are still shocking today. The trial established the "Nuremberg principles" -- the foundation for all subsequent trials for crimes against the peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
Produced by Stuart Schulberg and Pare Lorentz for the U.S. Department of War in 1948, Nuremberg was released in Germany as part of the Allies' denazification campaign. For political reasons, however, the U.S. government decided not to release Nuremberg in American theaters or in any other country. Over the years, the original movie negative was lost or destroyed and only a few prints survived. Now, more than 60 years later, Stuart's daughter, Sandra Schulberg, has restored the film with Josh Waletzky, preserving the original motion picture. The restored audio track allows audiences to hear the defendants' and prosecutors' voices for the first time.
Ms. Schulberg introduced the film and answered questions from the audience after the screening.
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