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At the end of the Second World War it was found that the Germans had committed atrocities against the Jews of Europe in what came to be known as The Holocaust The Allies decided to prosecute the Nazi leaders in a trial of crimes against humanity In early October 1945 the four prosecuting nations the United States Great Britain France and Russia issued an indictment against 24 men and six organizations The individual defendants were charged not only with the systematic murder of millions of people but also with planning and carrying out the war in Europe Twenty-one of the indicted men eventually sat in the dock in the Nuremberg courtroom One of those named labor leader Robert Ley hanged himself before the trial began Another the industrialist Gustav Krupp was judged too frail to stand trial Martin Bormann who as Adolf Hitlers private secretary was one of the most powerful Nazi leaders was nowhere to be found He was tried in absentia and sentenced to hang if he should ever turn up Bormann apparently died as the Soviets entered Berlin his remains were identified there in 1972 and he was declared dead by a German court the following year At the conclusion of the trial against the 21 individuals the International Military Tribunal spent a month hearing testimony about the organizations The four powers divided the prosecution work giving the United States the complicated and most difficult job of proving CountOne the conspiracy charge Count One Conspiracy to Wage Aggressive War The conspiracy charge was designed to get around the problem of how to deal with crimes committed before the war The defendants charged under Count One were accused of agreeing to commit crimes Count Two Waging Aggressive War or Crimes Against Peace This evidence was presented by the British prosecutors and was defined in the indictment as the planning preparation initiation and waging of wars of aggression which were also wars
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