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Nuremberg For Crimes Against Humanity: 400 Officials Will Target Covid Criminals For Genocide


Some of the people put on trial at Nuremberg were infamous: People like Hermann Goering, head of the Luftwaffe, or Hans Frank, who governed occupied Poland during the Holocaust.

But there were dozens of other people who were put on trial in Nuremberg over several years. These people were divided into groups based on particular traits they shared, such as being members of the SS or being participants in Nazi execution squads. But there were two particular groups that are interesting to use today. One trial was the so-called I-G Farben trial. IG Farben was a massive German chemical and pharmaceutical company. Before the war, IG Farben manufactured aspirin and clothing dye. But during the war, they manufactured Zyklon B, the gas agent used in Nazi gas chambers. They also operating industrial plants that relied on slave labor. Elie Wiesel, the author of the book Night, was a slave laborer in an IG Farben plant.

Here's another trial at Nuremberg. In fact, it was the very first one held there, other than the one for the top Nazi officials. It was the Doctors' Trial. In that trial, the allies prosecuted German doctors who took part in Action T4, the Nazi program to euthanize so-called "undesirables," like the disabled and mentally ill. Seven of those doctors were executed.

 The point of all this is that there's a precedent for prosecuting doctors and pharmaceutical executives when they're involved in crimes against humanity.

 Doctor Reiner Fuellmich is a German trial lawyer specializing in consumer product safety. In the past he has successfully sued both Volkswagen and Deutsche Bank. But now, he's going after a much bigger target than even a multinational corporation.