A witness is sworn in at the trial of 61 former personnel and prisoners from the Mauthausen concentration camp. [LCID: 11724]
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War Crimes Trials

The law is one way to seek justice after genocide. After World War II, international, domestic, and military courts conducted trials of accused war criminals. Unfortunately, many perpetrators of Nazi-era crimes have never been tried or punished. Trials continue today, but in many cases, perpetrators simply returned to their normal lives and professions in society.

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