Nuremberg courtroom photo/Schwurgerichtssaal


This is the courtroom where the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial took place. ICC judge Hans-Peter Kaul speaking, to his right Lee A. Casey, furthest right Dr. William Sheldon. Taken without flash. It was pretty dark. The crucifix looks more interesting on the photo – in reality the details are indistinguishable in the poor light.

Serious crimes (such as murder) are still tried here, with three professional judges and two lay judges sitting at the bench in the background. On the left wall, not visible in the photo, is the door to a lift to the prison corridor (one reason why the War Crimes Trials were held in this building). In 1945-46, the room was arranged differently. The judges were at a bench on the right, under the windows.

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