On the night of 16 October 1946, the death sentences handed down to criminals at the Nuremberg trials were carried outOn the night of 16 October 1946, the death sentences handed down to criminals at the Nuremberg trials were carried out

Rope and Ashes

16 October 1946 marked a long-awaited turning point in the history of the Third Reich and the Nuremberg Trials. The defendants, sentenced to death, met their end. The editors' team of the “Nuremberg: Casus Pacis” project presents a chronicle of the last hours of their lives. Disclaimer: Please note, this publication contains shocking content – the illustrations in the photo gallery are posthumous photographs of the executed.

On the night of 16 October 1946, the death sentences handed down to criminals at the Nuremberg trials were carried outOn the night of 16 October 1946, the death sentences handed down to criminals at the Nuremberg trials were carried out

Rope and Ashes

16 October 1946 marked a long-awaited turning point in the history of the Third Reich and the Nuremberg Trials. The defendants, sentenced to death, met their end. The editors' team of the “Nuremberg: Casus Pacis” project presents a chronicle of the last hours of their lives. Disclaimer: Please note, this publication contains shocking content – the illustrations in the photo gallery are posthumous photographs of the executed.

A permit to enter Leningrad, 1942 / Central State Archive of St. Petersburg. F. 8134. Series. 3. Case. 637. Pp. 112a-b. Case. 886. Pp. 41-10. / A picture from the book "Day-to-day Documents of the People of Leningrad during the War and Siege of 1941-1945"A permit to enter Leningrad, 1942 / Central State Archive of St. Petersburg. F. 8134. Series. 3. Case. 637. Pp. 112a-b. Case. 886. Pp. 41-10. / A picture from the book "Day-to-day Documents of the People of Leningrad during the War and Siege of 1941-1945"

The Theft of Historical Memory

Who would speculate about one of the most tragic pages of Russian history, and why? How can we safeguard the truth about the victims and the heroism of the people of Leningrad? Natalia Osipova, project manager of “Nuremberg: Casus Pacis”, on why our society got carried away with the “ambiguity” game and what losses the historical consciousness has suffered 80 years after the beginning of the Siege.

A permit to enter Leningrad, 1942 / Central State Archive of St. Petersburg. F. 8134. Series. 3. Case. 637. Pp. 112a-b. Case. 886. Pp. 41-10. / A picture from the book "Day-to-day Documents of the People of Leningrad during the War and Siege of 1941-1945"A permit to enter Leningrad, 1942 / Central State Archive of St. Petersburg. F. 8134. Series. 3. Case. 637. Pp. 112a-b. Case. 886. Pp. 41-10. / A picture from the book "Day-to-day Documents of the People of Leningrad during the War and Siege of 1941-1945"

The Theft of Historical Memory

Who would speculate about one of the most tragic pages of Russian history, and why? How can we safeguard the truth about the victims and the heroism of the people of Leningrad? Natalia Osipova, project manager of “Nuremberg: Casus Pacis”, on why our society got carried away with the “ambiguity” game and what losses the historical consciousness has suffered 80 years after the beginning of the Siege.

Can a card game be something more than just a game? Surviving in a concentration camp was like playing dice with death. The imaginary disarmament of the enemy – it`s a game where the results aren’t obvious, but can still be appreciated. Can a card game be something more than just a game? Surviving in a concentration camp was like playing dice with death. The imaginary disarmament of the enemy – it`s a game where the results aren’t obvious, but can still be appreciated.

Ace of Diamonds, Coffin of Pine

"The deck of fate is whimsically shuffled," Bulgakov once said of the inscrutability of the intricacies of fate. "What is our life? A game!" - argued the opera The Queen of Spades. As long as playing cards have existed, people have looked for hidden meanings and messages in them. Can a card game be more than that? Yes. It can. A prisoner's survival in a concentration camp is a game with death. Morally disarming the enemy is a game with secret, powerful trump cards. Making a small ideological "bomb" in a besieged city is a game of overcoming monstrous obstacles. Our team have picked up three unique decks of anti-fascist cards, each with its own striking story behind it. A story of a difficult game, a perfect combination, and an unconditional win by a landslide.

Can a card game be something more than just a game? Surviving in a concentration camp was like playing dice with death. The imaginary disarmament of the enemy – it`s a game where the results aren’t obvious, but can still be appreciated. Can a card game be something more than just a game? Surviving in a concentration camp was like playing dice with death. The imaginary disarmament of the enemy – it`s a game where the results aren’t obvious, but can still be appreciated.

Ace of Diamonds, Coffin of Pine

"The deck of fate is whimsically shuffled," Bulgakov once said of the inscrutability of the intricacies of fate. "What is our life? A game!" - argued the opera The Queen of Spades. As long as playing cards have existed, people have looked for hidden meanings and messages in them. Can a card game be more than that? Yes. It can. A prisoner's survival in a concentration camp is a game with death. Morally disarming the enemy is a game with secret, powerful trump cards. Making a small ideological "bomb" in a besieged city is a game of overcoming monstrous obstacles. Our team have picked up three unique decks of anti-fascist cards, each with its own striking story behind it. A story of a difficult game, a perfect combination, and an unconditional win by a landslide.

Residents of the Warsaw Ghetto.Residents of the Warsaw Ghetto.

‘If These Men Escape Punishment, the Law Would Lose All Meaning’

The team of editors at the “Nuremberg: Casus Pacis” project together with the Eksmo publishing house offers another shocking excerpt from Philipp Gut’s book “Witness of the Century: Ben Ferencz, Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials and Passionate Fighter for Justice”.

Residents of the Warsaw Ghetto.Residents of the Warsaw Ghetto.

‘If These Men Escape Punishment, the Law Would Lose All Meaning’

The team of editors at the “Nuremberg: Casus Pacis” project together with the Eksmo publishing house offers another shocking excerpt from Philipp Gut’s book “Witness of the Century: Ben Ferencz, Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials and Passionate Fighter for Justice”.

Major Books-Evidence of Nazi Crimes

With the publication of this book list the project “Nuremberg. Casus pacis” begins an important final cycle of materials addressed to everyone who wants to know more about the reasons and consequences of the existence of the Third Reich. On the basis of these sources, we have been describing the realities of the Second World War and the Nazi crimes, which were considered and condemned by the Nuremberg Tribunal. Each of these books is worth reading and reflection. We warn you, this is difficult to read - it is only for those who are truly prepared to know the whole truth about Nazism.
Mikhail Loshchits and Tamara Grabovenko, 1946

That German Was Our Friend

My grandfather Mikhail Fedorovich Loshchits (1917-2015) went through the war from the first to the last day. He served as a military journalist on the Leningrad front. He was an instructor in the political department of a division, a secretary, and then an editor of the divisional newspaper “In the line of duty”. The story “On the Last Day of the War” tells a little-known episode – the surrender of a group of German troops ambushed in the so-called Courland Pocket in western Latvia. It was only on 8 May that fierce fighting stopped there, however, some units resisted until the end of the month.
Christoph Waltz as Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds

‘Inglourious Basterds’ (2009)

What should one watch if one wants to know about Nuremberg? Which films best capture the essence of the tribunal? Famed film aficionado Lydia Maslova has prepared a unique list of films to accompany the “Nuremberg: Casus Pacis” project. We continue with our series, publishing her recommendations twice a week – the greatest films about the war and its aftermath, from the famous and award-winning, to the niche, but important and meaningful ones.
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‘Zwartboek’ (‘Black Book’, 2006)

What ought one to watch if one wants to know about Nuremberg? Which films best capture the essence of the tribunal? Famed film aficionado Lydia Maslova has prepared a unique list of films to accompany the “Nuremberg: Casus Pacis” project. We continue with our series, publishing her recommendations twice a week – the greatest films about the war and its aftermath, from the famous and award-winning to the niche but important and meaningful ones.

‘La Vita e Bella’ (‘Life is Beautiful’, 1997)

What should one watch if one wants to know about Nuremberg? Which films best capture the essence of the tribunal? Famed film aficionado Lydia Maslova has prepared a unique list of films to accompany the “Nuremberg: Casus Pacis” project. We continue with our series, publishing her recommendations twice a week – the greatest films about the war and its aftermath, from the famous and award-winning, to the niche, but important and meaningful ones.

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