Judgment at Nuremberg

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.

He has suggested that we sterilized men
for the welfare of the country.

He has suggested that perhaps...
the old Jew did sleep
with the 16-year-old girl, after all.

Once more, it is being done...
for love of country.
It is not easy to tell the truth.
But if there is to be any salvation
for Germany...

we who know our guilt must admit it...
whatever the pain...
and humiliation.
I had reached my verdict...
on the Feldenstein case...
before I ever came into the courtroom.
I would have found him guilty,
whatever the evidence.