Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today

The full title is Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today (the Schulberg/Waletzky Restoration). The official film of the postwar Nuremberg war-crimes trial, which was released in Germany but not in America, is a captivating testament starring one of the supreme rogues’ galleries. Suave Albert Speer, odious Hans Frank, morosely bored Hermann Goering (who cheated the rope with a cyanide pill), and other Nazi masters of hell face the despicable truths of their rise, reign, and fall. Quite beyond the stern eloquence of prosecutor Robert H. Jackson, the film (narrated by Liev Schreiber) is a staggering witness to infamy, though the Jewish Holocaust is short-served. 2011.

3.0 stars

— David Elliott

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