Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today

  • Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today

Better late than never: this week marks the Chicago premiere of Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today, a film produced by the U.S. War Department in 1945 and ’46 to document the war-crimes trial of 22 top-ranking Nazi officials. The film has never been seen in the U.S. until now, and considering our wholesale ignorance of world history, the “lesson for today” may be: 22 top-ranking Nazis were tried for war crimes in 1945 and ’46.

Also in this week’s issue, we have a sidebar on the Architecture and Design Film Festival, with new reviews by Ben Sachs of the opening night film, How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?, and Contemporary Days: The Designs of Lucienne and Robin Day.