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Nuremberg: A Nation on Trial
Nuremberg: A Nation on Trial
By Werner Maser
Scribner, 1979, 368 pp

A well-known German historian reconstructs the fate of German leaders in Allied hands; a significant work, based on the proceedings of the International Military Tribunal and on additional extensive inquiries, which recall-among other things-the many pleas of ignorance and innocence. Thus Albert Speer: "It was known in Germany that a stay in a concentration camp was an unpleasant matter." Maser thinks that Nuremberg would have had to be justified by subsequent acts of international justice-which did not occur.