The official U.S. government film about the 1st Nuremberg trial (The Trial of the Major Nazi War Criminals) which lasted from November 20, 1945 to October 1, 1946


Restoration of the 1948 film ‘Nuremberg’. Nuremberg: It’s Lesson for Today depicts the most famous courtroom drama in modern times, and the first to make extensive use of film as evidence. It was also
the first trial to be extensively documented, aurally and visually. All of the proceedings, which lasted for nearly 11 months, were recorded. And though the trial was filmed while it was happening, strict limits
were placed on the Army Signal Corps cameramen by the Office of Criminal Counsel. In the end, they were permitted to film only about 25 hours over the entire course of the trial. This was to prove a great
impediment for writer/director Stuart Schulberg, and his editor Joseph Zigman, when they were engaged to make the official film about the trial, in 1946, shortly after its conclusion.

Film Festivals

World Premier at the Hague – 2009 – Centerpiece of the Erasmus Prize ceremonies
Berlin Film Festival – 2010 – selected as 60th Anniversary Berlinale Special: screened in 3 cinemas
Toronto Jewish Film Festival – 2010
Jerusalem Film Festival – 2010
New York Film Festival – 2010 – American Premiere
Nuremberg Premiere – 2010 – In connection with 65th Anniversary
Various Museum Screenings


Stuart Schulberg (original) | Sandra Schulberg/Josh Waletzky (restoration)

Sandra Schulberg

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