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  • The International Nuremberg Principles Academy: Interview with Dr. Sigall Horovitz

    November 12, 2015

    On the 10th of November, we visited the International Nuremberg Principles Academy, created in 2014 to teach students from all over the world about international criminal law and human rights. Here we interviewed Bernd Borchardt, the founding director of the Academy, and dr. Sigall Horovitz, who works for the Educational Department of the Academy and who is a specialist in international criminal law and transitional justice.

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  • Nuremberg Its Lesson for Today – Film Review

    November 12, 2015

    While watching the documentary, its purpose is impossible to miss: the didactic aim of the film can be deduced from the title and the tone of the film itself is pedantic – informing the public of the evils of the regime and its leaders. The documentary then carefully follows the proceedings before the International Military Tribunal, alternating between footage of the trial and video fragments of Nazi Germany. Interestingly enough, these video fragments of pre-war Germany were recorded by the Nazis themselves.

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  • Nuremberg Court Sketches: Cartoons by Günter Peis

    Nuremberg Court Sketches: Cartoons by Günter Peis

    November 12, 2015

    Over 800 reporters were present at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg from November 1945 until September 1946 in a sincere effort to convey the significance of the Trials of Nuremberg. Among these many journalists were also sketch artists who made drawings of the courtroom and the defendants for media and publication companies. These sketch artists also played an import role to document the Nuremberg Trials while photographers were not always allowed in the court room.

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  • Picture: the archives of the International Military Tribunal on their way to the International Court of Justice, arriving at the Peace Palace, 14 March 1950.

    New Feature: Nuremberg Library Special

    November 12, 2015

    The Nuremberg Trials were a series of military tribunals, held by the Allied forces after World War II, against the principal perpetrators of the Hitler regime. Individual Nazi war criminals were held responsible and indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity. We have created a Library Special in order to provide you easy access to our Nuremberg Trials collection.

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  • From The Hague to Nuremberg: The Peace Palace Library’s Visit to Nuremberg

    From The Hague to Nuremberg: Our Visit to Nuremberg

    November 12, 2015

    From Sunday 8 November 2015 to Tuesday 10 November 2015, Sophie Brinkel, Candice Alihusain and Fé de Jonge, visited the city of Nuremberg in Germany. This city is internationally known for the war crimes trials that took place in Nuremberg after the Second World War, from 1945 to 1949. These trials encompassed both the International Military Tribunal, which was created by the Allied forces, and the subsequent Nuremberg Trials, organized by the USA authorities.

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  • Howard Morrison

    ’70 Years Nuremberg”, Lecture 14 November: H.E. Judge Howard Morrison

    November 11, 2015

    Judge Howard Morisson, International Criminal Court, is our second speaker. His lecture is scheduled 15.00 h. Please, register.
    ’70 Years Nuremberg”, Lecture 14 November: H.E. Judge Howard Morrison

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  • The Nuremberg Archives in Pictures, March 1950

    The Nuremberg Archives in Pictures, March 1950

    November 10, 2015

    The archives of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg arriving at Schiphol Airport on their way to the International Court of Justice, Peace Palace, 14 March 1950. Please, register for ’70 Years Nuremberg’, Lecture and Film Screening, 14 and 26 November.
    The Nuremberg Archives in Pictures, March 1950

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  • Battle of Waterloo 1815-2015

    June 17, 2015

    The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, 200 years ago, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. The French army under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition, comprising an Anglo-Dutch-Allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington combined with a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard von Blücher. Find out more about the Napoleonic wars, the Congress of Vienna and the European balance of power in our collection.
    Battle of Watrerloo 1815-2015

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  • Exhibition ‘The Hague and the Atlantic Wall: War in the City of Peace’

    April 28, 2015

    At the new exhibition in the Museon the visitor becomes acquainted with the history of the construction of the Atlantikwall in The Hague. The exhibition also links the importance of current issues in the area of freedom, democracy and the rule of law to its narrative by amply illuminating the new position of The Hague as the international city of Peace and Justice.
    Exhibition 'The Hague and the Atlantic Wall: War in the City of Peace'

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  • Lecture: There is Only War - Neutrals Reflect on the First World War, Tuesday, 2 December, 17:15 h.

    Lecture: There is Only War – Neutrals Reflect on the First World War, Tuesday, 2 December, 17:15 h.

    November 27, 2014

    It should not surprise us that war is never only about the actors waging it. Most non-belligerents in the First World War came into the war with clear expectations of what their neutrality meant and what their country’s international obligations were. Those expectations had been shaped by a century of precedent within an environment that enhanced and protected the rights of neutrals. This Peace Palace Library lecture by Maartje Abbenhuis starts at 17:15. Doors open at 17 h. Entrance fee € 4. Visit of the exhibition this day possible until 17 h.

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