The Media and the Nuremberg Trials
Join us as we welcome Nuremberg journalist Steffen Radlmaier for a lecture entitled “The Media and the Nuremberg Trials, Nuremberg 1945/46.”
The Nuremberg Trials began in the fall of 1945. Their historical relevance is unquestioned. For the first time ever, the political and military leaders responsible for a war were charged and convicted in a court of law. The event generated huge interest, in particular as the Allies intended it be used as a lesson for future generations.
The International Military Tribunal was a unique global spectacle, attracting journalists as well as authors and intellectuals, among them authors like Erika Mann, Erich Kästner and John Dos Passos and correspondents like Martha Gellhorn and Yevgeny Khaldei.
The correspondents, authors and reporters registered the oscillating atmosphere of this “zero hour” like a seismograph. These envoys from the West and East met up over whisky and vodka in the Faber-Castell palace, which the Americans had converted into an international press camp. However, not all of the guests were impressed by their accommodation. But one thing is certain: history was literally written here in 1945/46.
About the speaker
Steffen Radlmaier is the head of the German newspaper Nürnberger Nachrichten’s arts and culture section. He also works for German radio and TV stations. Radlmaier is the author of "The learning process of Nuremberg" and "Billy and The Joels - The American Rock Star and His German Family Story."
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