Nuremberg Trials - '45

Discussion in 'World War 1' started by Diptangshu, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Diptangshu

    Diptangshu Active Member

    Erwin Rommel, Sgt. Kurt Knispel [confirmed 168 tank kills] or Michael Wittmann [confirmed 138 tanks, 132 anti-tank guns and other armoured vehicles] an Waffen-ss Hauptsturmfuhrer all passed away before The Trial of '45.

    Let us consider that all of them were taken as POW .

    If they presented before[Supreme Court Justice] R Jackson,the chief US prosecutor,what you consider to be happen?
  2. seotut

    seotut Guest

  3. pietastesgood

    pietastesgood Member

    I'd imagine they would be sentenced to death, and if not, would have to live in seclusion for the rest of their lives to prevent an assassination.
  4. Watson

    Watson Member

    Not really sure what the charges would have been even if they had been brought before the tribunal. What war crimes would they have been accused of?
  5. Diptangshu

    Diptangshu Active Member

    If not wrong,then let us considering.........

    1] Nazi orders been carried out[by their act].
    2] Crime to humanism[fought for].
    3] They were the part of such inhuman mechanism that brought a ' Total Socio-economical/political destruction ' in Europe,Middle-east and extended up to Far-east[7 great years].
    4]They were the part of That mechanism which caused a total destruction of Germany.
  6. Watson

    Watson Member

    If those were the criteria for being charged, then every person who fought for Germany would have had to appear before the court.
    The war itself could be considered a crime, but that would not make every participant on the losing side a criminal. Just my opinion.
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  7. Diptangshu

    Diptangshu Active Member

    So do you relieve them from charges[Acted in favor of Nazis'] or not.
  8. Watson

    Watson Member

    I don't excuse them for fighting for an evil cause, but unless they could be charged with a specific crime, then there was no reason to waste the court's time. A court which by the way missed seeing countless real criminals.
  9. georgew

    georgew Member

    I can't imagine Rommel would have been charged with 'war crimes' per se, there was too much testimony from the Allies about how he fought a gentlemens war. The others didnt commit atrocities (as far as I'm aware anyway) so apart from the all-encompassing "waging agressive war" there's not a lot the allies could have done apart from maybe waste their time.
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