Radio Netherlands presents Nurembergâ€”Law on Trial
. At the end of World War II, Germany is defeated, a continent lies in ruins. As nations assess the scale of destruction in their individual countries, the outline of an enormous crime begins to emerge: Whole countries have been pillaged; millions have been deported, robbed, tortured, murdered, and exterminated. What name can you give such a crime? The four allies who gathered to pass judgment called the crime “The waging of aggressive war.” By putting war on trial these men and women were also putting the law itself on trial. November 20 is the 63rd anniversary of the start of the Nuremberg trials.