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Jardim, Tomaz 1974-

Works: 5 works in 24 publications in 3 languages and 1,793 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: KK73.5.D33, 341.690268
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Most widely held works by Tomaz Jardim
The Mauthausen trial : American military justice in Germany by Tomaz Jardim( )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the better-known Nuremberg trials are often regarded as epitomizing American judicial ideals, these trials were in fact the exception to the rule. Instead, as Tomaz Jardim convincingly demonstrates, the rough justice of the Mauthausen trial remains indicative of the most common - and yet least understood - American approach to war crimes prosecution. The Mauthausen Trial forces reflection on the implications of compromising legal standards in order to guarantee that guilty people do not walk free."--Pub. desc
The Mauthausen war crimes trial and American military justice in Germany by Tomaz Jardim( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation examines the American military trial of sixty-one personnel from the notorious Nazi concentration camp Mauthausen in 1946. As one of nearly 500 war crimes cases brought before U.S. military courts at Dachau between 1945 and the end of 1947, the Mauthausen trial was part of a justice system designed to judge and punish Nazi crimes in the most expedient manner the law would allow. Drawing on trial and pre-trial records as well as interviews with surviving witnesses and trial participants, I reconstruct the arc of the prosecution process - from the investigation of crimes at Mauthausen in the days following its liberation, through to the trial and its aftermath. The investigation phase, I illustrate, was hampered by chronic understaffing and a lack of trained personnel. As a result, American war crimes investigators at Mauthausen came to depend on camp survivors to assist in virtually every step of the investigation, from the gathering of evidence to the arrest and interrogation of suspects. I argue that it was this remarkable relationship between liberator and liberated that gave fundamental shape to the Mauthausen investigation, and that influenced the vision of Nazi crimes presented by prosecutors in the courtroom. The ensuing trial, which lasted thirty-six days and resulted in the conviction of all sixty-one defendants, was efficient if also problematic. I argue that relaxed rules of evidence, questionable interrogation techniques, and the absence of an appeal procedure tipped the proceedings in favor of the prosecution and rendered the trial fundamentally flawed. Paradoxically however, I show that under the circumstances, this questionable legal framework allowed for the speedy punishment of dozens of indisputably guilty men who in all likelihood would otherwise have gone free
MAUTHAUSEN TRIAL by Tomaz Jardim( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mauthausenský proces : americká vojenská justice v Německu by Tomaz Jardim( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Czech and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Die ersten Erhebungen von Nazi-Kriegsverbrechen in Mauthausen amerikanische Ermittler und die Befreiung des KZ by Tomaz Jardim( )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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