Nuremberg (1961)

Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Unlike what the title suggests, this routine docudrama is not about one of the Nuremberg trials but about the rise of Nazism in Hitler's Germany. A woman is ostensibly on trial at Nuremberg, the issue being whether she was a card-carrying Nazi or not, and then flashbacks (documentary footage) show Nazi activities in Germany during the '30s and '40s. The idea was to coordinate the narration with the available footage and make the entire collection of images fit into a storyline. The slightly misleading title of this film about Nazi Germany led to legal battles with Stanley Kramer and the producers of the award-winning Judgment at Nuremberg.

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Nazism, survivor, Third-Reich, treason, war