The Nuremberg trials were a set of court trials for criminals suspected to have committed
heinous crimes during the Holocaust. These trials took place from 1945 to 1946 in Nuremberg, Germany and the judges were from the Allied powers. There were over 24 defendants known mostly as major Nazi war criminals. Most of the court trials verdict were death by hanging.
Most court trials charges were crimes against peace, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and conspiracy to commit any and all crimes. Of the 24 accused in Nuremberg 22 had reached a verdict one of the defendants committed suicide in his cell while on trial and another one was ruled mentally unfit in order to be persecuted. 12 were sentenced to be hanged one of the 12 commited suicide before he could be hanged and one was thought to have perished trying to escape Adolf Hitler's bunker. The rest of the defendants received prison sentences from 10 years to life in prison. The Nuremberg trials were a major problem that had two sides the side that hated the Nazi criminals and thought that they didn't even deserved a trial to begin with and those who believed that although they had a sense they were guilty by law they deserved a fair trial.
The war trials in Nuremberg, Germany did displace characteristics of democratic ruling.
For example some of the decisions and sentences chosen for the trials were set by a panel of judges rather than one judge and a jury. These judges were chosen by the representatives of the allied forces. Although the war ended with the allied forces winning the defendant did not often have a valid representative because they were in a court surrounded by mostly allied representatives looking for a reason to sentence the defendant. The judge and all the people who had the authority to make legal calls in this case were all chosen by the allied forces similar to how a representative is chosen to be the head of a country in a democracy. However in this democracy it is unfair because they were chosen to benefit one side and not every side in the country. One side had more power over the other yet was controlled by a group of memb...