OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION “THE INTERPRETERS OF THE NÜREMBERG TRIALS”
11th of April 2018, at the Koldo Mitxelena Centre (San Sebastián)
If we wish to have a better understanding of the present we live in and the near future, it is convenient to reminisce so that we cannot claim ignorance or indifference when facing phenomena that we better not forget. The commemoration in 2015 of the 70th anniversary since the end of World War II and the beginning of the Nuremberg Proceedings, where the allied powers (United States, the Soviet Union, Great Britain and France) submitted those most responsible for the Nazi crimes to trial, is a symbolic moment that lead to diverse reflections.
History shows that the consequences of those events and of others that occurred over the past seventy years still concern us. The Nuremberg proceedings confirm that history is, overall, written by the winners but also that the condemnatory sentences have not been able to avoid new episodes of similar irrationality that -to different extents and in numerous moments and places- have continued to occur throughout the world.