On that day, the American prosecution screened a film as proof of the charges against the accused, a historic first. To guarantee that the film would be seen as proof, photographs of the American discovery of the concentration camps were shot by cameramen following a precise protocol. Also, the courtroom in Nuremberg was rearranged so that the judges, for the first time, were seated side-by-side, facing the accused and giving pride of place to the screen so that the accused would be confronted with images of their crimes.
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