All phased components are designed to scale as we secure partners and funding.
PHASE 1: TEACHER RESOURCES
The “Four Indictments” modules, each with student and teacher podcasts, accompanying primary source photo galleries, and curated resource links for deeper study. Downloadable lesson plans and/or essential classroom questions included for each module.
Phase 2: TRAVELING EXHIBITS
Two solutions: a core, artifact-based exhibit for museums, and a series of retractable banners that set up easily in schools and libraries. Both exhibits will feature Augmented Reality experiences that drive viewers to our website for video, primary sources, and podcasts.
Phase 3: VIRTUAL MUSEUM
Narrative videos tell the stories of Nuremberg from those who witnessed it, while immersive 3D environments allow visitors to step into Courtroom 600 and outside to the rubble of post-war Germany. Expanded galleries will link to thousands of global, primary sources.
AN IMMERSIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE AND VIRTUAL MUSEUM COMBINED
We envision Courtroom 600 as a storytelling platform that connects visitors to in-depth Nuremberg learning materials—a free resource for educators, students, and history enthusiasts in perpetuity.
Examining a distant period will give students the analytical skills to evaluate ideologies and biases, so they may recognize the consequences of dangerous decisions.
Our goal is to help students develop their own moral and ethical guidelines, and for life-long learners — to recognize the warning signs of history repeating itself.
HOW WE'LL MEASURE IMPACT
As the Courtroom 600 platform grows, we’ll constantly monitor progress in all channels—innovating to deepen engagement and reach broader audiences.
ONLINE BY THE NUMBERS
- Unique website visitors
- Podcast downloads and listens
- Video and photo gallery views
- Teacher resources downloaded
- Social media follows and shares
- Augmented Reality interactions
- Promotion through partner organizations
- Teacher input and feedback
- Speaking engagements/participation in conferences
- Published media interviews
Preserving the Legacy of Nuremberg
“I am excited about the creation of the Courtroom 600 project. As the author of The Origins of Simultaneous Interpretation: The Nuremberg Trial (U Ottawa, Press, 1998), I wish that such a digital resource about the trials had existed at the time of my research.
History is best experienced via first-hand interaction with historical artifacts, and Courtroom 600’s plan to digitize and disseminate the Nuremberg Trial artifacts allows for people everywhere to access them regardless of their ability to travel to archives. This is an important feature of democracy and public education.”
Francesca Gaiba, PhD, CPRA
Research Associate Professor and Associate Director,
Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing
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