Released December 19, 1961
Judgment at Nuremberg explores the post-World War II war crimes committed by the Third Reich through a series of trials held in 1948 Nuremberg, Germany. Judge Dan Haywood is oversees the trials of four German judges -specifically Dr. Ernst Janning and Emil Hahn - accused of knowingly sentencing innocent men to death. Representing the defense is attorney Hans Rolfe while prosecuting the accused is U.S. Col. Tad Lawson. As the trial goes on, both the visiting Americans and their reluctant German hosts often find themselves facing the legacy of the war, and how both of their nations have been changed by it."