The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia (Moscow, 21, Tverskaya Street) has an exposition dedicated to the Nuremberg trials (The Peoples’ Trial of Nazism). Such a large-scale museum exposition on the Nuremberg trials is held for the first time!
The head of the project and the author of the exposition scenario is Alexander Grigorievich Zvyagintsev – Vice-President of the International Association of Prosecutors, Vice-President of the Union of Criminalists and Criminologists.
There are more than a thousand unique exhibits at the exposition. The absolute majority of them are shown for the first time. Many of the exhibits come from A.G. Zvyagintsev’s personal collection.
The Museum presents many original documents and personal belongings of the participants in the process. You will see the uniforms of Andrey Ya. Vyshinsky, Iona T. Nikitchenko and other actors of the Nuremberg trials.
There are more than 20 video monitors. They allow visitors to view a large array of multimedia programmes on the subject of the Nuremberg trials.
Several TV-reports were made on this exposition (Channel One, Russia-1 and Russia-24 (VGTRK), NTV). Specially for the NTV channel (in the photo), a separate programme was created – «The Documentary Reportage». In the programme appear:
1) Chief Military Prosecutor of Italy Marco de Paolis;
2) Benjamin Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor who participated in the subsequent Nuremberg trials. He recently celebrated 100 years!!!
The interest in the exhibition was demonstrated by the famous American film director Oliver Stone (the winner of three Academy Awards), with whom A.G. Zvyagintsev has good and close relations and who helped him.
A separate hall is dedicated to the «Requiem» project. It defines a tragic note and tempo-rhythm of the entire exposition. This effect is enhanced by famous Soviet artists’ numerous paintings and drawings placed on the walls of the Museum, which they made during the work of the Main Trial of humanity. Here, on several stands, there is a specially selected collection of books of great rarity that tell about the People’s Trial .
A new book by A.G. Zvyagintsev is also presented at the Museum.
From 22 June, a virtual tour is available to get acquainted with the entire exposition.
Here you can find the broadcast recording (in Russian): https://sovrhistory.ru/events/excursion/5ef07aef3d03ce6fbefaf9b6
Only during the first days of the virtual tour opening, more than half a million people visited the exhibition.
President of the Union of Criminalists and Criminologists
Igor M. Matskevich
Vladimir V. Putin, President of Russia:
Today, our common goal is to counter the glorification of Nazism, firmly counter attempts to revise the results of World War II and consequently fight any forms and manifestations of racism, xenophobia, aggressive nationalism and chauvinism.
Today it is important that people in different countries and continents understand what horrible ramifications can be brought about by confidence in one’s being exceptional, by attempts to achieve doubtful geopolitical aims by all means as well as by neglect of basic human rights and morality.
We must do everything to avoid such tragedies in the future.
Translated by Elizaveta Ovchinnikova