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On this day in 1945, Hitler's henchmen faced the Nuremberg trial

Under Nazi rule, more than 6 million Jews were killed.
Nov 20th 2014, 7:30 AM 11,255 124

ON 20 NOVEMBER 1945, Nazi Party officials and high-ranking military officers along with German professionals, such as lawyers and doctors, came before the Nuremeberg Trial charged with crimes against peace and humanity.

Nazi Germany

Under Adolf Hiter’s reign, the Nazi government began implementing policies designed to persecute German-Jewish people and other perceived enemies of the Nazi state, which resulted in the murder of some 6 million Jews, as well as an estimated 4 million to 6 million non-Jewish people.

The trials would go on until 1949, with many sentenced to death and life in prison. Ten of the condemned were executed by hanging. Here are a selection of historical photos from that time:

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