Thomas Walther, lawyer and joint plaintiff representative in Nazi trials, Kempten
Gerhard Werle, legal academic, Humboldt University, Berlin
Moderation: Ronen Steinke, writer, journalist, Munic
In some respects the legal proceedings initiated in response to the Holocaust and mass murder during National Socialism set historical standards. What is often forgotten, though, is that after the Nuremberg trials, held following World War II by the Allied victors, the West Germans did little to pursue prosecutions for crimes of the Nazi regime, particularly those committed by those among the elites of Nazi society.