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The Nuremberg Trials were held between 1945 and 1946 in the German city of Nuremberg. Twenty-three senior Nazis who had survived World War II were tried for war crimes committed under the Third Reich during the war. (PROSE: Just War, AUDIO: Just War)

A common defence from defendants, one that was common enough for Fitz Kreiner to call it the "Nuremberg defence", was that they were doing what they had been told to do. (PROSE: Hope) Others were so indoctrinated by the Nazi ideology that they were unable to think of killing Jews as anything other than "just common sense." (PROSE: The Turing Test)

Albert Speer was the only Nazi to plead guilty. A 1997 documentary, The Last Days of Hitler?, said he had integrity. (PROSE: The Shadow in the Glass) Chris Cwej, after watching a BBC2 documentary on the trials, felt Speer was trying to look regretful in order to avoid a twenty-year prison sentence. (PROSE: Dead Romance)

Oskar Steinmann was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was released in 1969 on medical grounds and died in 1972 of spine cancer. (PROSE: Just War)

Heinrich Himmler was among those who committed suicide in captivity before they could be tried. (PROSE: The Shadow in the Glass)

Behind the scenes Edit

In the real world, twenty-two Nazis were tried at Nuremberg. In the Doctor Who universe, Oskar Steinmann is the twenty-third. The glossary at the end of Just War acknowledges this.

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