Date and Time:at 12:40pm to 1:40pm
Boyd Law Building
130 Byington Road, Iowa City, Iowa
Judy Hamilton Crockett share memories and letters from her father, Major Clarence E. Hamilton, a 1921 Iowa Law graduate and Judge Advocate in Nuremberg, Germany. Major Hamilton served in World War I, was an attorney, and re-enlisted at age 50 to serve in World War II. He was the man in charge of the denazification of Bavaria and reestablishing the postwar court system in the Allied occupied area.
The Nuremberg trials were a series of military tribunals, held by the Allied forces after World War II, which were most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, judicial and economic leadership of Nazi Germany who planned, carried out, or otherwise participated in the Holocaust and other war crimes. The trials were held in the city of Nuremberg, Germany, and their decisions marked a turning point between classical international law and contemporary international law.