THE WORLD DEMANDED JUSTICE AFTER WORLD WAR II

Courtroom 600 will take visitors on an immersive journey inside the Nuremberg trials, where Nazi Germany’s leaders were made to answer for heinous crimes.

LEARNING MODULES, TEACHER RESOURCES, AND A VIRTUAL MUSEUM

Our future-proof, digital storytelling strategy will teach high school students and global history enthusiasts about the lessons of Nuremberg.

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.

INTEREST-DRIVEN LEARNING

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.”

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, 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.

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