Nuremberg: l’héritage

Documentary
French (Available subtitled in French)

This documentary, both human and historical in nature, was produced to mark the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials, trials with the largest murder count in history.

The film accurately describes the memorable event where 12 of the main leaders of the Third Reich – accused of crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity – were sentenced to be hanged.

Benjamin Ferencz, chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials and the only surviving lawyer from the event, recalls the moving experience he had during that time.

We hear as well from Auschwitz survivor Isabelle Choko, a German judge whose father was saved by a Quebec army captain, Nazi hunters Serge and Beate Klarsfeld, human rights lawyer Julius Grey, and former Canadian Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour.

The documentary also recounts how the judicial process was set up to fulfill treaty terms discussed at a meeting between Roosevelt and Churchill in Quebec City, and highlights how this played a key role in the creation of the International Criminal Court, the main legacy of the Nuremberg Trials.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Avanti Ciné Vidéo

Cast/Participants: Alain Stanké, Benjamin Ferencz