View of the judges' bench at the opening session of the International Military Tribunal trial of war criminals at Nuremberg.
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International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg

The trial of leading German officials before the International Military Tribunal (IMT) is the best known war crimes trial held after World War II. It formally opened in Nuremberg, Germany, on November 20, 1945, just six and a half months after Germany surrendered. Each of the four major Allied nations—the United States, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and France—supplied a judge and a prosecution team.

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