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Overview of the trial[edit]

I added a timeline for the major events of the trial, but I am really bad at formatting. If anyone can come up with a more pleasing format...

Defense counsel - unclear[edit]

The section now ends with: "The defence council included several men who took part in the war crimes during World War II. The men testifying for the defense hoped to receive more lenient sentences, but that did not happen often. In fact, all of the men testifying on behalf of the defence were found guilty on several counts." This requires clarification. Does this mean that the defence counsel called on witnesses who were involved in war crimes? Or that the attorneys themselves were involved in war crimes. If the latter, could we name these guys so as not to cast a spell of suspicion on all of them? I entered the detailed info on the names, but the way this is phrased now is a problem in my view. Why were those testifying for the defence hoping for more lenient sentences? Usually, if you testify for the prosecution they may offer you leniency... Finally, what's this about "all of the men testifying for the defence were found guilty"?? That is obviously untrue, unless it refers only to other defendants. Drow69 (talk) 17:10, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

That in this case "defense counsel" includes the witnesses should definitely be pointed out explicitly. I created the section on the defense lawyers and meant it to focus just on the attorneys and their staff. There is also the question of Nimitz. His written testimony was sought by the defense to show that the Americans also did some of the things that the defendants were accused of. So "All of the men testifying on behalf of the defense were found guilty on several counts" obviously makes no sense if we read it to include Nimitz. Drow69 (talk) 09:09, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Nuremberg Trial or Holocaust Trial?[edit]

It is to my mind incorrect to narrow the Nuremberg trials article down to being "part of a series on the Holocaust", the Holocaust being only one of the topics dealt with at the Nuremberg trials.

I understand what you're saying, but inclusion in that series doesn't mean that the trials are purely a Holocaust issue - merely that they're germane to it. Barnabypage (talk) 11:28, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Auschwitz Trial which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 16:24, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Narrative Structure[edit]

Could it be possible to add a section which provides a historical narrative of the bulleted points and the information summarized in the chart? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.164.188.243 (talk) 03:14, 24 July 2014 (UTC)