Judgment at Nuremberg

Hitler himself
will be discarded sooner or later.

The country is in danger.
We will march out of the shadows.
We will go forward.

Forward is the great password.
And history tells
how well we succeeded, Your Honor.

We succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.
The very elements of hate and power
about Hitler...

that mesmerized Germany
mesmerized the world.

We found ourselves
with sudden, powerful allies.

Things that had been denied to us
as a democracy...

were open to us now.
The world said, "Go ahead, take it.
"Take it.
"Take Sudetenland, take the Rhineland,
remilitarize it.

"Take all of Austria. Take it. "
And then, one day, we looked around...
and found that we were
in an even more terrible danger.

The ritual began in this courtroom...
swept over the land like a raging,
roaring disease.

What was going to be a passing phase...
had become the way of life.
Your Honor...
I was content to sit silent during this trial.
I was content to tend my roses.
I was even content...
to let counsel try to save my name.
Until I realized...
that in order to save it,
he would have to raise the specter again.

You have seen him do it.
He has done it here in this courtroom.

He has suggested that the Third Reich
worked for the benefit of people.