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Stage adaptation of Nuremberg trials in St. Petersburg ‘filled with special meaning,’ says Governor Alexander Drozdenko
Law students at the St. Petersburg State Prosecutors’ University have produced a stage adaptation of the Nuremberg trials, based on historic transcripts. Students and professional prosecutors took part in the play featuring the Hermann Göring testimony and other key moments of the historic process.
The region’s press service advertised the production as a reminder of the evils of Nazism and the inevitable punishment that followed its crimes.
The performance, staged at the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, was attended by law enforcement officials and by Alexander Drozdenko, governor of the Leningrad region. Commenting later on the performance, the governor said:
Today, when our country is engaged in a struggle against the Neo-Nazis, this reconstruction is filled with a special meaning. The Nuremberg trials concluded 77 years ago, when all the people of the world and their governments understood that Nazism and Fascism should not be allowed to return. Regrettably, today’s politicos have forgotten their predecessors’ promises and the finale of the Nuremberg process. They diminish the role of the Soviet Union in the Second World War. We shouldn’t keep silent about the crimes of Nazism, however terrifying the truth might be.
St. Petersburg authorities are actively reinterpreting World War II history, including the city’s traumatic experience of the German siege, to justify Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
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