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Published: 15 September 2016

496 Pages


ISBN: 9780199669752

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The Betrayal

The Nuremberg Trials and German Divergence

Kim Christian Priemel

  • The only comprehensive and integrated study of Nuremberg
  • Describes how the Allies set out to demonstrate that by carrying out a fair trial, they were presenting a political and ethical vision that was superior to the deceased Nazi regime
  • Narrates which charges of betrayal were levelled against the Nazis: physicians disregarding professional ethics; public servants disloyal to democracy; soldiers forsaking their code of conduct; businessmen abandoning fair competition and the free-market economy; lawyers committing treason against the rule of law
  • Provides new insights from previously unused archival sources
  • Brings together methodology and debates from both jurisprudence and historiography