Nazism on Trial: Sources (HIH3283)

30 credits

Using the trials of the Nazi regime, including  the Nuremberg Trials of 1945-1949 and the Eichmann Trial of 1961, you will explore the investigation and prosecution of the Nazi regime.  In particular you will look at the genocide of European Jews.  Using sources - such as pretrial investigations, post-liberation investigations, interrogations and witness testimonies – you will assess how these can be used as historical evidence, as well as forming the political, legal and cultural contexts of the trials.   In particular, you will examine the trials as legal events which helped form the memory of Nazism in post-war Europe, including court cases involving Holocaust deniers.  The co-requisite module - HIH3284 Nazism on Trial: Context – will provide the contextual background.