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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.

Plan is Not to Take Moscow, but To Surround it and Starve it to Death

“Nuremberg. Casus Pacis”, the Eurasian People’s Assembly cooperated with the president of the Digital History Foundation, the historian and researcher Egor Yakovlev, to create the documentary cycle “Genocide. Reich’s plan”. The Third Reich documents are being published in Russian for the first time and prove irrefutably that the Nazis’ crimes cannot be excused simply as excesses which occasionally occur in wartime or the private acts of a handful of unspeakably cruel people. The blockade of Leningrad, along with the mass executions in occupied territories and the extermination of prisoners of war, as well as the medical experiments in castration and sterilisation in concentration camps, were all a well-planned and concerted attempt to destroy Soviet ethnicity. Today we publish the first package of documents which shed light on Germany's true intentions towards the civilian population of the European part of the USSR: to kill up to 30 million people through artificially created starvation and unbearable living conditions.
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Nuremberg Exam: Retake

In April 2021, knowledge of the Nuremberg Trials became mandatory for everyone: President Vladimir Putin signed the Law on Amendments to Article 354 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, which criminalises the denial of the facts established by the Nuremberg Trials, as well as the approval of Nazi crimes, specifying that the penalty is up to five years in prison. Project “Nuremberg. Casus Pacis” found out how deep the knowledge of Russian citizens about the process is, and whether we want to learn more about it. At our request, the SuperJob portal conducted a survey in which 46 percent of Russian adults under the age of 25 confessed their ignorance, answering “Nuremberg? This is the first time I’ve heard about it.”

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