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Crime and Judgement Interpreters/Translators in British War Crimes Trials, 1945-1949

WithInterpreters/Translators in British War Crimes Trials, 1945-1949 University of Reading, UK

The analysis of these particular war crimes trials is interesting both because

they were situated at the very heart of the conflict, when Germany had just been occupied and peacemaking was still to be arranged, and because they were national (British), rather than international trials, regarding crimes committed within the British zone of Germany either against British soldiers or against people liberated by British soldiers. The responsibility to judge and punish was a national one, and the role of those involved in the process was correspondingly highly charged.