24 min

Episode 13 - Just Another Swindle Nuremberg: The Trial of the Nazi War Criminals

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April 1946, the trial continues but the German people either don’t believe the evidence or just ignore it. Is it because or in spite of the horrific evidence? But they have to start paying attention – only then can the healing begin.

Trial fatigue is setting in: British and American newspapers only want the gruesome stories, and the Germans are doggedly uninterested – it’s either lies or they should just get on and execute them. Even Otto Ohlendorf, who led an SS Einsatzkommando which cold-bloodedly shot 90,000 Jews, talks like an accountant. Starring Alex Kingston as Madeleine Jacob, French foreign correspondent and featuring Jonathan Cullen as Otto Ohlendorf, called to give testimony of his own soldiers’ barbarism.

Madeleine Jacob - ALEX KINGSTON
Christa - ROSIE SHEEHY
Daily Mirror Reporter - ANDREW WOODALL
New York Post Reporter - HARI DHILLON
Herald Tribune Reporter - CLIVE WOOD
Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe - FORBES MASSON
John Amen - JOSEPH ALESSI
Roman Rudenko - NIGEL LINDSAY
Charles Dubost - ILAN GOODMAN
Bishop of Limburg - NATHAN WILEY
Robert H Jackson - JOSEPH MYDELL
Titles - LEWIS MACLEOD

Sound Designer - ADAM WOODHAMS
Studio Manager - MARK SMITH
Casting Director - GINNY SCHILLER
Original Score - METAPHOR MUSIC
Writer and Director - JONATHAN MYERSON
Producer - NICHOLAS NEWTON

A Promenade Production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds

April 1946, the trial continues but the German people either don’t believe the evidence or just ignore it. Is it because or in spite of the horrific evidence? But they have to start paying attention – only then can the healing begin.

Trial fatigue is setting in: British and American newspapers only want the gruesome stories, and the Germans are doggedly uninterested – it’s either lies or they should just get on and execute them. Even Otto Ohlendorf, who led an SS Einsatzkommando which cold-bloodedly shot 90,000 Jews, talks like an accountant. Starring Alex Kingston as Madeleine Jacob, French foreign correspondent and featuring Jonathan Cullen as Otto Ohlendorf, called to give testimony of his own soldiers’ barbarism.

Madeleine Jacob - ALEX KINGSTON
Christa - ROSIE SHEEHY
Daily Mirror Reporter - ANDREW WOODALL
New York Post Reporter - HARI DHILLON
Herald Tribune Reporter - CLIVE WOOD
Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe - FORBES MASSON
John Amen - JOSEPH ALESSI
Roman Rudenko - NIGEL LINDSAY
Charles Dubost - ILAN GOODMAN
Bishop of Limburg - NATHAN WILEY
Robert H Jackson - JOSEPH MYDELL
Titles - LEWIS MACLEOD

Sound Designer - ADAM WOODHAMS
Studio Manager - MARK SMITH
Casting Director - GINNY SCHILLER
Original Score - METAPHOR MUSIC
Writer and Director - JONATHAN MYERSON
Producer - NICHOLAS NEWTON

A Promenade Production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds

24 min