All phased components are designed to scale as we secure partners and funding.
Courtroom 600 will be a storytelling platform that connects visitors to in-depth Nuremberg learning materials—a free resource for educators, students, and global citizens.
THE NEED AND OUR APPROACH
Current educational materials about the trials either skim the surface or lack visual and interactive appeal for today’s learners. Even in museums dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust, the trials often appear as little more than a postscript.
Inside Courtroom 600, the sheer magnitude of Nazi crimes was exposed for the first time.
Among its many accomplishments, Nuremberg defined crimes against humanity as a punishable offense, inspiring the birth of the international human rights movement.
Our approach focuses on the human experience, inviting visitors to witness Nuremberg from multiple points of view.
The best stories take you right inside them, and that’s what we will do. Courtroom 600 will teach the lessons of Nuremberg, and preserve its legacy a new way for future generations.
HOW WE'LL MEASURE IMPACT
We recognize that outputs are not outcomes. Our pilot testing will include surveying student attitudes and behaviors before and after class, in addition to testing for comprehension of the material.
Courtroom 600 will develop global partnerships to deepen engagement and reach broader audiences.
ONLINE BY THE NUMBERS
- Teacher resources downloaded
- Podcast downloads and listens
- Video and photo gallery views
- Social media follows and shares
- Augmented Reality interactions
- Teacher input and feedback
- Speaking engagements/participation in conferences
- Promotion through partner organizations
- 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
VIEW OUR TEACHER RESOURCES
THE COURTROOM 600 COLLECTION
Thousands of primary source photos, documents, and historical artifacts from public and private family archives, including: