Barrett Lectures, Moderates Nuremberg Trial 70th Anniversary Commemoration Roundtable in Nuremberg Courtroom

On November 20, 2015, the 70th anniversary of the start of the 1945-1946 Nuremberg international

John Barrett

John Barrett

trial of Nazi war criminals following World War II, Professor John Q. Barrett participated in Nuremberg’s official commemoration event.

In historic Courtroom 600 in Nuremberg’s Palace of Justice, Professor Barrett delivered an introductory lecture and then moderated a conversation with three men who worked in the trial process seventy years ago:  Yves Beigbeder, then an assistant to the French judge; Father Moritz Fuchs, then the bodyguard of U.S. Chief of Counsel Robert H. Jackson; and George Sakheim, then a U.S. interpreter and translator.

For streaming video of the event, click here—after welcoming remarks (in German) from

L-R, Lord Mayor Ulrich Maly, Dr. Yves Beigbeder, Dr. George Sakheim, Fr. Moritz Fuchs & Professor Barrett.

L-R, Lord Mayor Ulrich Maly, Dr. Yves Beigbeder, Dr. George Sakheim, Fr. Moritz Fuchs & Professor Barrett.

Nuremberg’s Lord Mayor and then a senior German judge, Professor Barrett’s speech (in English) begins at 16:45, followed by the roundtable (in English) beginning at 30:40.  Professor Barrett’s speech text also is downloadable here.

Professor Barrett is biographer of Justice Robert H. Jackson and writer of The Jackson List.

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