"This inquest represents the practical effort of four of the most mighty of nations, with the support of 17 more, to utilize international law to meet the greatest menace of our times-aggressive war. The common sense of mankind demands that law shall not stop with the punishment of petty crimes by little people. It must also reach men who possess themselves of great power and make deliberate and concerted use of it to set in motion evils which leave no home in the world untouched."
- Justice Robert H. Jackson, Opening Statement of the Nuremberg Trials
Defendants await the verdicts (USA Today)
Banner Image: Judges at the Nuremberg Trial (University of Missouri)