Justice at Dachau: The Trials of an American Prosecutor
Ankerwycke, 2017 - Всего страниц: 392
In a makeshift courtroom set up inside Hitler's first concentration camp, Denson was charged with building a team from lawyers who had no background in war crimes and determining charges for crimes that courts had never before confirmed. Among the accused were Dr. Klaus Schilling, responsible for hundreds of deaths in his "research" for a cure for malaria; Edwin Katzen-Ellenbogen, a Harvard psychologist turned Gestapo informant; and one of history's most notorious female war criminals, Ilse Koch, "Bitch of Buchenwald," whose penchant for tattooed skins and human bone lamps made headlines worldwide.Denson, just 32 years old, with one criminal trial to his name, led a brilliant and successful prosecution, but nearly two years of exposure to such horrors took its toll. His wife divorced him, his weight dropped to 116 pounds, and he collapsed from exhaustion. Worst of all was the pressure from his army superiors to bring the trials to a rapid end when their agenda shifted away from punishing Nazis to winning the Germans' support in the emerging Cold War. Denson persevered, determined to create a careful record of responsibility for the crimes of the Holocaust. When, in a final shocking twist, the United States used clandestine reversals and commutation of sentences to set free those found guilty at Dachau, Denson risked his army career to try to prevent justice from being undone.Originally published in hardcover by Random House in 2001, this is the first time Justice at Dachau is available in paperback.
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A "remarkable man" is honored, half a century after the fact, for his role in bringing Nazi war criminals to justice.By the end of 1948, William Denson "had prosecuted more Nazis than any other lawyer ... Читать весь отзыв
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Greene, producer and director of the documentary Witness: Voices of the Holocaust, has brought to light the story of William Denson, the young army lawyer from Alabama who at the end of World War II ... Читать весь отзыв