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Wash. U. conference marks 60 years since Nuremburg Trials

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The judges of the Nuremburg Trials (UN photo)

By Matt Sepic, KWMU

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St. Louis, MO – In October 1946, a court in Nuremberg, Germany convicted 19 Nazis of war crimes and sentenced 12 of them to death.

Washington University is holding a special conference in St. Louis this weekend to mark the 60th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials.

The three surviving American prosecutors will be honored. And experts on international law will talk about the trials' legacy.

Washington University's law professor Leila Sadat helped organize the conference. She told KWMUs Matt Sepic the U.S. government did not support trying enemies after the First World War. But a generation later, it was the Americans who led the way to the courtroom.

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