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As the world commemorates the 75th anniversary of World War II, L.A. Theatre Works tours one of the great courtroom dramas of the last century: JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG. Originally a riveting teleplay, now it is an Academy Award winning film and stage play that is both surprising and unsettling. Ostensibly, the American-led tribunals were formed to prosecute those accused of war crimes committed during WWII against Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, people who were mentally and physically handicapped, and those considered inferior to the Aryan Race. But the themes explored in the play cover much broader and deeper ground: how compassion can become secondary to the rule of law; how human rights are compromised during times of conflict; and how politics plays a role in dealing with genocide – issues which remain relevant today. In this absorbing and complex drama, a cast of unforgettable characters play out their high-stakes game against the backdrop of a looming Cold War, shifting political alliances, and the shocking and vivid memories of the Holocaust and World War II.