Nuremberg (2000): Only Following Orders
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  • History → World War II → The Nuremberg Trials
Ranking Nazi soldiers and bureaucrats are presented to the United States Army before the Nuremberg Trials. One of the ranking soldiers protests, saying the famous line that they "were only following orders."

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  1. Why does one soldier protest their arrest?
  2. What level of the Nazi Regime do the men come from?
  3. What does the American colonel call the arrested Germans?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze major issues of World War II, including the Holocaust; the internment of German, Italian, an...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the major causes and events of World War II, including the German invasions of Poland and th...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify examples of genocide, including the Holocaust and genocide in the Balkans, Rwanda, and Darfur

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