Robert H. Jackson Center

Nuremberg Trial Videos

View of the Nuremberg Courtroom

View of the Nuremberg Courtroom

This is a picture of the inside of the Palace of Justice, where the Nuremberg Trial took place. The eight judges sit on the left with the court staff below them. Across the courtroom on the right, the defendants in the dock face the judges. The defendants' lawyers sit at tables in front of the dock. The prosecutors' tables are directly behind the lawyers' podium in the center of the photograph. At the rear of the courtroom, visitors sit in the balcony and reporters sit below.

Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg, Germany

This is a photo of Nuremberg, Germany after the war ended. Ninety percent of the city was destroyed by Allied bombings from 1943-1945. At the London Conference, Robert Jackson had volunteered to find a place to hold the trial. The U.S. Army suggested Nuremberg, a city in southern Germany. Nuremberg was badly damaged, but it had a standing courthouse and a prison. Hitler had once held huge Nazi rallies in Nuremberg, and now the remaining Nazi leaders would face justice here.