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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.