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What was MOST significant about The Nuremberg Trials that occurred in post-war Germany between 1945 and 1949?
It was the first time in history that military officials were tried for "crimes against humanity."
The Soviet Union refused to cooperate with the proceedings due to the dominance of the Americans at the Trials.
Most of Adolf Hitler's top leadership, namely Goebbels, Goehring, and Himmler, were tried and executed for their roles in Hitler's regime.
The American military tribunal faced severe criticism from the German population for their controlling presence, souring American-Germany relations for decades to come.
The format and operation of the Trials became the model for the United Nations Security Council.