The U.S. War Crimes Trial Program In Germany, 1946-1955

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The U.S. War Crimes Trial Program In Germany, 1946-1955

By Frank M. Buscher
Greenwood Press, 1989
197 pp. $39.95
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An important study of a neglected subject: American efforts immediately after the war to punish Nazis found guilty of atrocities and thus to enlighten Germans about past crimes. The book, based on much unpublished material, depicts the opposition in Washington and among Germans to these policies and the gradual enfeeblement of the program. The opposition to American trials centered in the German elites, including the Christian churches. A disturbing monograph, a brief contribution to the history of America's role in the early years of postwar Germany.

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