TEACHING THE LESSONS OF NUREMBERG

Timely, much needed resources use the Nuremberg Trials to teach causes and effects of World War II—and address global conflicts of today.

Courtroom 600 curriculum is in development.

HISTORY A NEW WAY

Bite-sized podcasts take students right inside Nazi Germany to experience WWII through the eyes, ears, and hearts, of those who lived it. Courtroom 600 teaches causes and effects of WWII in a story-based experience designed to capture the imagination and interest of today’s youth.

 

WHO WE SERVE

Secondary education teachers and students benefit from our suite of integrated resources that use the four indictments at Nuremberg as a foundation. Grab-n-go lesson plans save teachers time, short podcasts keep learners engaged. Companion photo galleries bring history to life.

 

THE NEED WE ADDRESS

Extremism is surging, especially among youth. The Nuremberg Trials help students understand the consequences of ideologies that kill. By focusing on the search for accountability and justice, we complement, not replace, Holocaust and tolerance education.

 

WAR CRIMES

CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

Never before have the terms coined in Nuremberg been in the headlines as much as they are today.

We are creating what educators need right now.

THE STAKES ARE HIGH

Left and Right-wing extremists are seducing youth through gaming platforms and social media, as an explosive rise of anti-Semitism spreads across the nation.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Take action. Help us get these resources into schools, everywhere.

Laurie Pasler, Courtroom 600 Founder

HOW THIS PROJECT STARTED

My father’s hidden war memorabilia from working at Nuremberg inspired Courtroom 600.

After losing him in 2015, I inherited a treasure trove of photos, letters, and smuggled army documents that were like breadcrumbs to a hidden story. I wanted to know what he did and why he kept it a secret.

 

Discovering my father’s hidden story

GO BEHIND THE SCENES AT NUREMBERG

Witness the first, international trial in over 300 curated images, exclusive artifacts, and primary source documents.

Meet Hitler’s Henchmen and discover their roles in Nazi Germany’s vast criminality. Learn how the victorious Allies forged a path toward human rights and advanced international law.

Piloted first at Arizona State University Teachers’ College, our photo analysis website has been viewed in over 50 countries and is being used in U.S. Army war crimes classes.

STORY-BASED LEARNING

Courtroom 600 fills a gap in classrooms where nothing currently exists. We complement, but do not replace, Holocaust and tolerance education—addressing students that don’t respond to either.

Short podcasts with companion photo galleries are designed for both audio and visual learners.

Teacher training podcasts, downnloadable guides, and class assignments complete our suite of integrated resources.

OUR LONG-TERM VISION

Step into realistic 3D environments that replicate Nuremberg in 1945—the sights, sounds, and people involved.

What do you want to learn today? Customize your discovery path and search based on specific interests.

An immersive Nuremberg learning experience is then tailored to your selections and in your chosen language.

 

COMBATTING DISINFORMATION

Our vision for the future includes a robust, trusted database for deeper research projects.

Students can access global Nuremberg resources curated by historians to ensure accuracy: books, papers, films, websites, podcasts, videos, and more.

As new materials are released, our resource database will continually expand.

 

 

Nuremberg by the numbers

from the first, international trial

Documents translated into four languages and used as evidence

Feet of concentration camps film screened

Photographs scanned for evidence

Court sessions over 10 months

“I feel your proposed website and teaching program are vitally needed.

At a time when so many young people are ignorant about the Holocaust and the dangers of fascism, the Nuremberg trials goal to make sure history was not forgotten must be reasserted.

And in an age of rising nationalism and a reassertion of sovereignty, Nuremberg’s emphasis on international cooperation and most importantly the enforcement of a universal code against genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes must not be lost.”

Arnold Mansdorf

Social Studies—Lead Teacher, High School of American Studies at Lehman College, Bronx, NY

Courtroom 600 is a project from Descendants Media Group, an Illinois 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Our mission is to teach and inspire future generations through experiential storytelling.

By learning from the past, we foster empathy and contribute to a culture of peace, understanding, and tolerance.

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