Judgment at Nuremberg

It is a process and a spirit.
It is the house of law.
The defendants knew this, too.
They knew courtrooms well.

They sat in their black robes...
and they distorted, they perverted,
they destroyed justice and law in Germany.

Will the prosecution please watch the light?
- The interpreter cannot follow you.
- I'm sorry, Your Honor.

They distorted, they perverted...
they destroyed justice and law in Germany.
Now, this in itself
is undoubtedly a great crime.

But the prosecution
is not calling the defendants...

to account for violating
constitutional guarantees...

or withholding due process of law.
The prosecution
is calling them to account...

for murder...
They share with all the leaders
of the Third Reich...

responsibility for the most malignant,
the most calculated...

the most devastating crimes
in the history of all mankind.

And they are perhaps more guilty
than some of the others.

For they had attained maturity
long before Hitler's rise to power.

Their minds weren't warped at an early age
by Nazi teachings.

They embraced the ideologies
of the Third Reich as educated adults...

when they, most of all...
should have valued justice.
Here they'll receive the justice
they denied others.

They'll be judged according to the evidence
presented in this courtroom.

The prosecution asks nothing more.