Please purchase the 2-disc edition of Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today — named Best of Show by the National Media Market — from New Day Films by clicking HERE.
To download the leaflet for this edition, also called the “Nuremberg Archive-in-a-Box," please click HERE.
Thanks to outreach efforts by the Amakula Kampala Cultural Foundation and with the support of the Planethood Foundation, screenings of Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today will take place, starting October 7, 2014, in Kampala, Lira & Gulu, and at the Kampala International Documentary Film Festival. Free DVDs in English, Swahili and Luganda are being distributed to law students and NGO leaders.
To commemorate Kristallnacht, Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today will be featured at a public screening in Weber Music Hall on the UMD campus, at 1pm on Sunday, November 9. This program is hosted by Deborah Petersen-Perlman, Chair of the Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee. Sandra Schulberg will present the film in person. All are welcome! This program is offered for CLE credit.
One of the greatest courtroom dramas in history, Nuremberg: Its Lesson For Today shows how the four allied prosecution teams — from the United States, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union — built their case against the top Nazi leaders. As documented in the film, the trial established the "Nuremberg principles," laying the groundwork for all subsequent prosecutions, anywhere in the world, for crimes against the peace, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.
The film premiered in The Hague as the centerpiece of the Erasmus Prize ceremonies. In 2009, the Prize was awarded to Ben Ferencz, one of the original Nuremberg prosecutors, who is now 90, and to Antonio Cassese, first President of the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and currently President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
The original film was written and directed by Stuart Schulberg, and edited by Joseph Zigman, under the aegis of Pare Lorentz, chief of Film/Theatre/Music at the U.S. War Department, and completed by Schulberg in 1948, under the aegis of Eric Pommer, chief of the Motion Picture Branch of U.S. Military Government in Berlin.
The film makes extensive use of footage from The Nazi Plan and Nazi Concentration Camps, evidentiary films compiled under the supervision of Budd Schulberg, that were presented at the Nuremberg trial.
Schulberg Productions and Metropolis Productions now present the first complete 35mm picture and sound restoration of the U.S. Government's 1948 film about the first Nuremberg trial - the International Military Tribunal.