The World watches: the Nuremberg Trial at the beginning of the Cold War

03 March 2023 | 11:00 — 13:00

FBK Aula Piccola

Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Polo delle Scienze Umane e sociali

FBK Aula Piccola

Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Polo delle Scienze Umane e sociali

Between November 1945 and October 1946, the main war criminals were tried before the International Military Tribunal, known in the press as the “Nuremberg Trial”.
The research aims at reconstructing and analyzing the role of media during the trial, conceived by the American as a tool for propaganda in the wake of WWII. The event was able to reach a wide public within and without the Courthouse. The media – specifically printed press, photographs, reels and also broadcasting – were the primary tool to convey multiple and somewhat contradictory narratives and means to foster the interests of the many actors involved, both at the German and the International level. The study of American sources on the trial shows as its mediatisation, not only served the purpose of Entnazifizierung, but also can be seen as part of the strategies to create an anti-Soviet consensus at the beginning of the Cold War.

Scientific coordination
Camilla Tenaglia, FBK-ISIG
Maurizio Cau


cycle of seminars: “Storie in costruzione. Nuovi orizzonti della storia contemporanea”


The event will be held in Italian

In-person for a maximum of 15 seats
Use of mask required


  • Speaker
    Manuela Pacillo is PhD Candidate in History at the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) in Pisa under the joint supervision of the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. At the moment she is visiting fellow at the Istituto Storico Italo-Germanico in Trento. She majored in History (Scienze Storiche) at the University of Naples Federico II and her thesis was awarded the Pestelli prize in 2021. Her research focuses on the history of Nazism and the Nuremberg Trial. Her research interests include Media Studies, Holocaust Studies and Cold War Studies.



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