Through thought-provoking installations that include the International Military Tribunal and the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Human Rights Wing shows just how the world progressed in the years following the Holocaust.
Human Rights Wing Highlights:
The International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg
Beginning November 20, 1945, major Nazi German leaders faced charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes, crimes against peace, and conspiracy to commit these crimes at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany. Explore what happened at Nuremberg and learn about those involved.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Following the trials of major Nazi leaders in Nuremberg, René Cassin drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Together with Eleanor Roosevelt, he based the declaration on four foundations: dignity, liberty, equality, and brotherhood. See the drafters of the Declaration at work. Learn about the UDHR and its purpose.
"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home ….. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”