Related Resources

The following list of resources are available either in print or online from the Stanford Libraries or available online from other institutions. Please note that online access to some of the books and articles is available to current Stanford users only, due to subscription licenses.

This is a selective list of books and reports that are intended to provide context, background, and analysis on the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, and the history of relevant jurisprudence and politics.

Published Nuremberg Trial Documents, Proceedings & Judgments

International Military Tribunal. (1947). Trial of the major war criminals before the International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg, 14 November 1945-1 October 1946. Referred to as "The Blue Series", consists of 42 volumes of the published documents, proceedings, exhibits, includes chronological, subject, name, and document indexes.

Office of United States Chief of Counsel for Prosecution of Axis Criminality. (1946.) Nazi conspiracy and aggression. Washington, D.C., United States Government Printing Office. Referred to as "The Red Series, consists of eight-volumes, in 12-books and is an indexed sampling of the evidence used to support the charges made against the major Nazi war criminals in their trial at Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946.

United Nations Secretary-General. (1949). The Charter and Judgement of the Nürnberg Tribunal: History and Analysis: Memorandum submitted by the Secretary General. Lake Placid, NY: United Nations General Assembly, International Law Commission.

82 U.N.T.S. 279. (1951). Agreement by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Government of the United States of America, the Provisional Government of the French Republic and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics for the prosecution and punishment of the major war criminals of the European Axis. Also known as the London Agreement or Charter of the IMT.

​​International Military Tribunal (U.S-GB-French-Soviet), Nuremberg, 1945-46

Bass, Gary. 2000. Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Borgwardt, Elizabeth. 2005. “Re-Examining Nuremberg as a New Deal Institution: Politics, Culture and the Limits of Law in Generating Human Rights Norms.” Berkeley Journal of International Law 23 (2): 401–62.

Conot, Robert E. 1983. Justice at Nuremberg. New York: Harper & Row.

Goldensohn, Leon, and Robert Gellately. 2004. The Nuremberg Interviews: An American Psychiatrist’s Conversations with the Defendants and Witnesses. New York: Alfred A. Knopf: Distributed by Random House.

Kochavi, Arieh J. 1998. Prelude to Nuremberg: Allied war crimes policy and the question of punishment. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press.

Mettraux, Guénaël. 2008. Perspectives on the Nuremberg Trial. Oxford: Oxford University Press.​​

Reginbogin, Herbert R., and Christoph Johannes Maria Safferling. 2006. The Nuremberg Trials: international criminal law since 1945 = Die Nürnberger Prozesse : Völkerstrafrecht seit 1945. München: K.G. Saur.

Smith, Bradley F. 1977. Reaching judgment at Nuremberg. New York: Basic Books.

Stave, Bruce M., Michele Palmer, and Leslie Frank. 1998. Witnesses to Nuremberg: an oral history of American participants at the war crimes trials. New York: Twayne Publishers.

Taylor, Telford. 1992. The anatomy of the Nuremberg trials: a personal memoir. New York: Knopf.

Tisseron, Antonin. 2014. La France et le procès de Nuremberg: inventer le droit international. Paris: Prairies ordinaires.

Tusa, Ann, and John Tusa. 1983. The Nuremberg trial. London: Macmillan.

Related Jurisprudence/Politics/History

Borgwardt, Elizabeth. 2005. A New Deal for the World: America's Vision for Human Rights. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Bloxham, Donald. 2001. Genocide on trial: war crimes trials and the formation of Holocaust history and memory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Douglas, Lawrence. 2001. The memory of judgment: making law and history in the trials of the holocaust. New Haven [CT]: Yale University Press.

Irvin-Erickson, Douglas. 2017. Raphaël Lemkin and the concept of genocide. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press,

May, Larry. 2008. Aggression and crimes against peace. New York: Cambridge University Press. (Online access restricted to Stanford users)

Sands, Philippe. 2016. East West Street: On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity". New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Shklar, Judith N. 1986. Legalism: law, morals, and political trials. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.