Nuremberg

Nuremberg

[noor-uhm-burg, nyoor-]
noun
a city in central Bavaria, in SE Germany: site of international trials (1945–46) of Nazis accused of war crimes.
German Nürnberg.
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Nuremberg (ˈnjʊərəmˌbɜːɡ)
 
n
German name: Nürnberg a city in S Germany, in N Bavaria: scene of annual Nazi rallies (1933--38), the anti-Semitic Nuremberg decrees (1935), and the trials of Nazi leaders for their war crimes (1945--46); important metalworking and electrical industries. Pop: 493 553 (2003 est)

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Nuremberg
Ger. Nürnberg, city in northern Bavaria, associated with the Nazis and site of mass party rallies every September during the Third Reich. The Nuremberg Laws (1935) barred Jews from Ger. citizenship and forbid intermarriage with Aryans. The Nuremberg trials for war crimes and crimes against humanity
were held 1945-6.
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