Looking for justice in the wake of the Second World War

A look at some of the best new history books

Looking for justice in the wake of the Second World War

Hitler's personal doctor, Karl Brandt, is sentenced to death by a U.S. War Crimes Tribunal, August 1947

In the wake of the Second World War the victorious Allies began the long process of prosecuting enemy war criminals. Scores of Nazi politicians and officers were sentenced to death in the subsequent years as Europe and the world looked for justice for the crimes of the Holocaust and beyond. 

In his new book, A Passing Fury, celebrated historian A.T. Williams explores these trials, how they were conducted, and the sentences they passed down. Join Patrick Geoghegan as he talks with Williams about his findings and if justice really was served after World War Two?

Patrick talks with some other authors about their wonderful new books, including:

Angus Mitchell's look at the diary Roger Casement kept while in Berlin as he negotiated arms from Germany, One Bold Deed of Open Treason.

David Doolin's account of the 1866 Fenian invasion of Canada, Transnational Revolutionaries.

An account of Kerry's role in the 1916 Rising with editor Mary McAullife and contributor Richard McElligott, Kerry 1916; Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising.

Gregory Bracken's Dublin Strolls, a guide to exploring the city's hidden architectural gems written in conjunction with his sister, Audrey.

The show ends with a historical musical treat courtesy of the Spackling Band.