Readership: Scholars and students of the history of Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, war crime trials, and post-war Germany; scholars and students of political and cultural studies; legal historians.
Donald Bloxham, Leverhulme Research Fellow, University of Southampton
"A well-researched project and one of great interest ... is a significant addition to our understanding of the preconceptions and purposes of the War Crimes Trials ... addresses the origins of our understanding of the history of the Holocaust." - Reviews in History
"Awesome precision ... this book is essential for scholars and the lawyers at the Hague could do a lot worse than to add it to their legal armoury." - David Cesarani, Ham & High (Hampstead & Highgate Express)
"This excellent book reminds us that one of the many ways to hit historical gold is to reshuffle the cards and deal them afresh ... Dr
Bloxham writes so well and manages the three-ringed circus of this argument so deftly that his book is a lot easier to read and its argument easier to follow than might have been expected of an enterprise boldly transcending the departmental boundaries of law, history and politics ... beautifully produced." - English Historical Review
"Offers much food for thought for contemporary and future historians interested in the Holocaust and in Nazism in general." - Journal of the Commonwealth Lawyers' Association
The Legal Prism1: Shaping the Trials: The Politics of Trial Policy 1945-9
2: Race-specific Crimes in Punishment and Re-educative Policy: The Jewish Factor
Postwar Representations and Perceptions3: Plumbing the Depths of Nazi Criminality: The Limits of Legal Imagionation
4: Charting the Breadth of Nazi Criminality: The Failure of the Trial Medium
The Trials and Posterity5: A Nuremberg Historiography of the Holocaust?
Appendix A: Charter of the International Military Tribunal, Article 6
Appendix B: The Defendants and Organizations Before the IMT
Appendix C: The Subsequent Nuremberg Proceedings