The Nuremberg Trials: The Nazis and Their Crimes Against Humanity [Fully Illustrated]

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The Nazis were a vile collection of criminals, thugs, misfits, sadists, and petty bureaucrats bound together only by their philosophy of hate and their love of plunder. The stronger their stranglehold on power, the more monstrous their crimes. But when Hitler's 'thousand-year Reich' collapsed after twelve years of increasing repression, how were those responsible to be punished? Hitler, Himmler and Goebbels took their own lives to evade justice, but that still left the unrepentant Hermann Goering, Albert Speer, Hitler's one-time Deputy Führer Rudolf Hess and many other prominent Nazis to be brought before the Allied courts. This is the story of the Nuremberg Trials - the most important criminal hearings ever held, which established the principle that individuals will always be held responsible for their actions under international law, and which brought closure to World War II, allowing the reconstruction of Europe to begin. 'Roland's compelling account is highly readable and finely, often shockingly, illustrated.' Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, Professor of History, University of Exeter 'No one can deny Paul Roland is a complete master of his subject.' Colin Wilson, author of A Criminal History of Mankind"
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Paul Roland is the author of more than twenty books including recently Investigating the Unexplained, Crime Scenes, In the Minds of Murderers, The Complete Book of Ghosts, The Crimes of Jack the Ripper, The Nazis and the Occult, and Hauntings. He is currently researching a history of the Third Reich. Paul has been a freelance feature writer and reviewer for many UK publications for over twenty-five years and a regular contributor to The Mail on Sunday, Kerrang and Total Film.

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Arcturus Publishing
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Published on
Apr 1, 2010
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Pages
208
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ISBN
9781848587922
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Europe / Germany
History / General
History / Holocaust
History / Military / World War II
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Includes 204 photos, plans and maps illustrating The Holocaust

“Fourteen officers of the SS (Elite Guard) were sentenced today to hang for at least a million killings. The sentences wound up the biggest murder trial in history.

The men were leaders of the “Einsatz Kommandos”...special extermination squads sent...to do away with peoples classified by the Nazis as racially undesirable.”—NUREMBERG, APRIL 10 (1948)—(ASSOCIATED PRESS)

After the first Nuremberg trials of the remaining Nazi leaders in 1945-6, the Allies spent much time and effort in searching out the men responsible for the Holocaust, the full scale of which was only then becoming apparent. In the most important case of his career, Judge Michael A. Musmanno (Captain USN), presided over the trial of the leaders of the Einsatz Kommandos, death squads trained to hunt and kill “Untermenschen” or those deemed undesirable by Hitler. Blazing a bloody trail across the conquered areas of Poland, the Ukraine, White Russia and the Baltic states, the Einsatzgruppen shot innocent men, women and children by the tens of thousands. Finding that shooting was an inefficient way to complete their horrendous executions, the Einsatz Kommando leaders pioneered the use of mobile poison gas trucks which would lead to the evolution of the death camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka, Belzec and Sobibor and the industrialised murder of the Holocaust. In this riveting and horrifying book the author looks back on a trial that serves as a testament to the depths of man’s inhumanity; at times almost surreal in its horror it is a story that should be read and re-read.
Sur les traces de tueurs en série, de prédateurs sexuels, de maîtres chanteurs et autres terroristes les plus tristement célèbres
Dans un langage clair, simple, accessible à tous, à la lumière de récits dramatiques et d’expériences vécues par les plus grands profileurs, cet ouvrage vous invite à suivre, voire à mener, l’enquête. Aux côtés d’experts chargés de les traquer, vous allez découvrir qui sont ces prédateurs, comment ils agissent et ce qui motive des hommes, des femmes et même des enfants, apparemment comme vous et moi, à commettre les meurtres les plus abominables et les plus inimaginables.

Enfin, ce travail, outre ses intérêts historique, judiciaire, psychologique, humain, tord encore le cou au mythe du crime sans mobile et met à l’épreuve la croyance populaire qui veut que tous les tueurs soient fous.

Une galerie de récits qui révèlent une nature humaine violente et inimaginable


CE QU'EN PENSE LA CRITIQUE :
« Paul Roland a écrit un livre qui fera date... Une approche unique du sujet, une lecture fascinante. Je le recommande vivement. » - Roy Hazelwood, ancien profileur du FBI.
A PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR :
Paul Roland est né en Angleterre en 1959, il est l’auteur d’une trentaine de livres sur le mysticisme, l’occulte et le crime. Ses livres ont été traduits dans plus de quinze langues.
EXTRAIT :
À la fin du XIXe siècle, avant le développement du relevé d’empreintes digitales et de la balistique, les vrais détectives en Europe, en Asie et en Amérique faisaient honte à Sherlock Holmes, avec pour seuls outils une loupe et leur curiosité intellectuelle. Au même moment, des pionniers en psychiatrie tels que Richard von Krafft-Ebbing effectuaient les premières incursions dans les tréfonds de la psyché pour essayer de comprendre les troubles mentaux et sexuels anormaux. Mais toutes les tentatives d’explorer l’esprit criminel afin de prévoir ses comportements étaient faussées par des préjugés et des suppositions.

L’enquêteur français Alphonse Bertillon (1853-1914) et le criminologue italien Cesare Lombrosso (1836-1909), par exemple, soutenaient que la criminalité était soit héritée, soit déterminée par les caractéristiques physiques d’un individu. Ce n’est que lorsque le premier tueur en série de l’époque contemporaine rendit les policiers fous qu’ils tentèrent sérieusement de comprendre la personnalité criminelle dans le but d’identifier et d’appréhender un criminel.
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