A Passing Fury:Searching for Justice at the End of World War II

A Passing Fury Searching for Justice at the End of World War II Any trial is an act of theatre After the horror of the Second World War the Nuremberg Tribunal became a symbol of the free world s choice of justice in the face of tyranny aggression and atrocity Bu

  • Title: A Passing Fury:Searching for Justice at the End of World War II
  • Author: A.T. Williams
  • ISBN: 9780224099608
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Any trial is an act of theatre After the horror of the Second World War, the Nuremberg Tribunal became a symbol of the free world s choice of justice in the face of tyranny, aggression and atrocity But it was only a fragment of retribution as, with their Allies, the British embarked on the largest programme of war crimes investigations and trials in history.This book eAny trial is an act of theatre After the horror of the Second World War, the Nuremberg Tribunal became a symbol of the free world s choice of justice in the face of tyranny, aggression and atrocity But it was only a fragment of retribution as, with their Allies, the British embarked on the largest programme of war crimes investigations and trials in history.This book exposes the deeper truth of this controlled scheme of vengeance Moving from the scripted trial of G ring, Hess and von Ribbentrop, to the makeshift courtrooms where minor war criminals the psychotic SS officers, the brutal guards, the executioners were prosecuted, A Passing Fury tells the story of the extraordinary enterprise, the investigators, the lawyers and the perpetrators and asks the question was justice done A Passing Fury reassesses the value and flaws of the attempt to do justice in clear, engaging prose, bringing it to life for a new generation and demonstrating its contemporary relevance in responding to evil.

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    1. I have a split opinion of this book, I'm afraid. It is a solid history of the investigation and prosecution of the"minor" war crimes trials at the Belsen and Neuengamme Concentration Camps. In this, it deals only with the British prosecutions, while paying lip service to the American effort and going into detail on the division of labour involved with the investigations.However where it is not so good is in the author's Concentration Camp tourism. It's clear he cares, and is deeply affected by w [...]

    2. I don’t think I have encountered a book like this. It’s in part a history of the post World War Two war crimes trials, but by an accomplished legal researcher rather than an historian. It is also an accidental travelogue of holocaust/war crimes sites in which inevitably the author questions his own motivations in touring these locations, but then shouldn’t we as readers ask the same question as to why we linger over such passages. Lastly it also explores what, if any, parallels there could [...]

    3. This book is not easy reading because of the subject master. All the horrors are here, and how the author could spend so much time researching it is beyond me, but we must not forget that research is nothing compared to the abominations that took part, and the victims of these acts.The book starts off with the author looking at a case of some ships carrying concentration camp prisoners that were bombed by the British (mistakenly obviously) resulting in the deaths of over 7000. It then looks at s [...]

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