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by Arnold C Brackman

Download The other Nuremberg: The untold story of the Tokyo war crimes trials ePub
  • ISBN 0688047831
  • ISBN13 978-0688047832
  • Language English
  • Author Arnold C Brackman
  • Publisher Morrow; 1st edition (1987)
  • Pages 432
  • Formats mobi lrf lrf azw
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Asia
  • Size ePub 1557 kb
  • Size Fb2 1455 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 175

Book by Brackman, Arnold C

However, they were an important reminder that, even in war there are standards of decency.

However, they were an important reminder that, even in war there are standards of decency. 10 people found this helpful.

The Other Nuremberg book. The Japanese crimes against humanity, though know less evil in scope, were of a different character than those crimes committed by the Nazis.

Arnold Brackman (. interviewing General Buurman van Vreeden (1947). The Prisoner of Peking (1980). Arnold Charles Brackman (March 6, 1923 – November 21, 1983) was an American journalist and author. Brackman was born in New York City and received his journalism degree from New York University. He became a correspondent for the news agency United Press International and reported on topics of Asia. a b c "Arnold Brackman, 60, Dead; Reporter and Author on Asia".

All Japanese Class A war criminals were tried by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE) in Tokyo.

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Richard Minear's Victor's Justice (1971) is a more analytic treatment, but The Other Nuremberg will appeal to layperson and scholar alike. Kenneth W. Berger, Duke Univ.

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I have been a student of the Holocaust since before I was a teenager. A major focus of my interest was the Nuremberg Trials in which the surviving Nazi big wigs were brought to justice in an extensive judicial review of the high crimes of Nazi Germany. The world was focussed on the trials and an Academy Award-winning feature film was made about them as well. When I read a review of "The Other Nurembeg: The Untold Story of the Tokyo War Crimes Trials", it may have been the first I knew that there actually was such an inquest. I never came across it at book stores so I sought it out on to find out just what the trials were all about.

These trials were somewhat different from their German counterpart. One difference was the control that General MacArthur held over the creation and (to a small extent) control of the trials. There were also a lot more countries represented on the Bench. Instead of the Big Four in Europe, the Americans, English and Chinese were joined by jurists from Australia, the Soviet Union, The Netherlands, The Philipines, India, and France. The chief judge was an Australian and the chief prosecutor was an American. The accused, however, were all Japanese.

There were a variety of issues involved such as the Rape of Nanking, the forced labor, the surprize attack on Pearl Harbor, the killing of POW's and shooting survivors of torpedoed ships, the mass murders in China, The Philipines and elsewhere. The issue of waging an agressive war was also an issue which was worked over and defined.

The genesis of the tribunal and the prosecution of the trials are spelled out well in Arnold Brackman's researched recollection as a journalist covering the trials at the time. Some topics and crimes may seem to be covered in less detail that the reader may prefer. However, Brackman's description of the tens of thousands of pages of evidence and testimony gives us an overall aprreciation of the author's ability to summerize the major points of the trials. There are a lot of incidents referred to that may have escaped the attention of many readers. The initial outbreak of the invasion in China was an event known as the Mukden Incident which was news to me. At times the vollume of brutality left the author acknowledging that there was a lot more than he (or the tribunal) had time to cover.

Brackman had a good sense of the personalities and rivalries involved in the judges and lawyers working in the trials. He also was rather defensive at times regarding that variety of opinions back home about the War and its' causes. He is also willing to speak frankly about some of the merits of the defense of the accused. For example, he points out that the Japanes army had "liberated" a number of European colonies in Asia. However, Brackman also points out that the Japanese were more brutal to their Asian captives than they were to the European ones.

At times the book seems more oriented to a legal focus rather than an historic one but this is, afterall, about a trial rather than a battle. In the end, the trial, having lasted well past what was expected, came to an end with seven executions and a number of lengthy prison sentences of which most ended with parole in the mid-1950's.

The Tokyo trials were not the focus of the world like their Nuremberg counterpart. However, they were an important reminder that, even in war there are standards of decency. The evidence that we do get reminds us of the reason for the trial. "The Other Nuremberg", like the trials themselves, is valuable for the closure that it brings to the end of a brutally waged war of agression.
Everyone knows the story of the Nuremberg Trials but today the story of the Tokyo Trials is largely forgotten outside of Japan. The Allies who prosecuted the Pacific War held trials of Japan's war leaders on the same legal basis as those of the Nazis following the end of WWII. This book, written by a reporter who was present during the proceedings, looks at international law and the violations of it while Japan attempted to take over Asia. Also, the Japanese government's involvment in narcotics trafficing and both large-scale and small-scale atrocities directed at the civilian populations and POWs was addressed during the trials.

While imperfect, the trials not only established the criminal behavior of Japan's government but determined the punishment of key leaders involved. The war guilt of Emperor Hirohito was never addressed (or addressed only obliquely) for political reasons while seven men were hanged for war crimes.

A good read with some photos.
The best told book of the least known and covered war crimes trials by a reporter (and the only one) actually allowed in Tokyo, and one who inerviewed all of the prisoners on trial. The inside story of how the Allies really dropped the ball in prosecutions in a trial that the Allies really didn't want to bother with, which should have out-raged every American at the time. Many of the prisoners got nothing more than a slap on the hand, and, had this trial been for their Nazi counterparts, more death sentences would have been handed down. One gets the feeling from the author's perspective that the Allies were just thankful the war was over and really had better things to do than to go through another Nuremburg Trials ordeal......very sad, especially for the families who lost loved ones at Pearl Harbor. This book is a MUST read!!!!
If you are curious about what or how the Japanese War Crimes Trial went down, this book is for you. The writer is not interested in merely stating the facts or telling what happened but takes the reader through the trial from start to finish high lighting stories and issues that other writers (even those authors who were directly involved in the trial itself) didn't know or bother to find out. This book is worth the time and I highly recommend it.
Excellent book regarding a chapter in our history that is not as well known as Nuremburg. Well worth the read.
I loved reading about a part of history that has never been mentioned in books or movies.
Excellent read, remarkable story that few know about and a terrible tragedy.
Used copy better than advertised. An astonishing read for someone who was in Japan and at the War Ministry at the same time as this book was written. Wow!