[VIDEO] 70 YEARS AGO IBM INVENTS FIRST SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION SYSTEM FOR USE IN PROSECUTING NAZI WAR CRIMINALS …

by Nicholas Voss

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Seventy years ago this week, a simultaneous translation system invented by IBM is used to prosecute Nazi war criminals.  It is also the first time motion picture footage is used in a courtroom.

The Nuremberg executions took place on October 16, 1946, shortly after the conclusion of the Nuremberg Trials. Ten prominent members of the political and military leadership of Nazi Germany were executed by hanging: Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Alfred Jodl, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Alfred Rosenberg, Fritz Sauckel, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, and Julius Streicher. Hermann Göring was also scheduled to be hanged on that day, but committed suicide using a potassium cyanide capsule the night before.

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