UNTOLD PERSONAL STORIES BROUGHT TO LIFE
Go behind the scenes and take in the trials through those who witnessed history—including many unsung heroes.
The Nuremberg war crimes trials began on November 20, 1945.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
Courtroom 600 seeks funding to bring the lessons of Nuremberg into classrooms now. This 75th anniversary year (2020-2021) presents a unique opportunity for generating awareness, following global remembrances marking the end of WWII.
As an ongoing initiative designed to scale, Courtroom 600 will serve teachers, students, and history enthusiasts for generations to come.
Please help us tell the stories and teach lessons from Nuremberg.
Courtroom 600 founder and Nuremberg descendant, Laurie Pasler.
WHY NUREMBERG MATTERS
THE STAKES ARE HIGH
Global violence stemming from religious, racial and cultural intolerance is on the rise — and 22% of US millennials have never heard of the Holocaust.
FILLING AN UNMET NEED
Educators committed to teaching the trials have few resources to help them—and most are text-based, lacking visual appeal for today’s learners.
STORYTELLING + PRIMARY SOURCES
Our approach will focus on the human experience, inviting visitors to witness Nuremberg from multiple points of view. A mobile-friendly website will combine podcasts with primary source image galleries— bringing history to life in a new way.
COURTROOM 600 PILOT SITE
View the first, international trial in over 300 images at our photo analysis pilot site, tested first at Arizona State University Teacher’s College.
BITE-SIZED & MOBILE READY
Today’s digital-savvy learners want content delivered in small “digestible bites” of meaningful information.
Educators want flexible and adaptable lessons that conform to national standards for teaching the causes and effects of WWII.
Courtroom 600 will address the needs of both audiences in an engaging, interactive solution tailored to today’s mobile lifestyles.
Courtroom 600 visitors can create their own journey paths specific to people or topics of interest, e.g. journalism, law, film, art history, psychology, human rights, the Holocaust, and military history.
CURATED, GLOBAL RESOURCES
With primary sources from global archives and partner organizations, we’re creating multiple points of entry to WWII and the Holocaust.
A WEALTH OF RESEARCH TOOLS
In addition to primary source photos and documents, learners can dive deeper into each module through trusted research links assembled by educators and historians—books, films, websites, papers, and videos all organized around topics or people.
As new scholarly works are released, our database of curated resources will continually expand.
THE COURTROOM 600 COLLECTION
Thousands of curated photos, documents, and historical artifacts from public and private family archives, including:
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, NFP.
Our mission is to teach and inspire future generations through experiential storytelling.
By sharing and learning from the past, we’ll connect communities, foster empathy, and contribute to a culture of peace, understanding, and tolerance.