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Interpreters at the International Military Tribunal

View of the interpreters' section in the courtroom during the International Military Tribunal. Nuremberg, Germany, March 29, 1946.

The Nuremberg trials were an early experiment in simultaneous translation. The charter of the International Military Tribunal stated that the defendants had the right to a fair trial and that, accordingly, all proceedings be translated into a language that the defendants understood. 


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View of the interpreters' section in the courtroom during the International Military Tribunal. [LCID: 82954]

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