About the international Forum “Lessons of Nuremberg”

Claudia Gaponova, official representative of the International Women’s Union in Italy, took part in the international forum “lessons of Nuremberg”, which was held on November 20-21 in Moscow.

The forum was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the trial of Nazi criminals. The event, which was held at the Victory Museum on Poklonnaya Gora, was attended by statesmen, historians, and lawyers from more than 30 countries.


President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin made a video address at the Forum.

“It is the duty of the entire world community to stand guard over the decisions of the court of peoples, because we are talking about the principles that underlie the values of the post-war world order and the norms of international law. Even today, they remain a solid and reliable base for constructive dialogue and cooperation, and their oblivion and attempts to undermine them is a blow to ensuring security on the entire planet,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Among the invited guests were Sergey Naryshkin, Chairman of the Russian historical society, and Alexander Bastrykin, Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation. Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Igor Krasnov.

For participation in the Forum was attended by representatives of the West: the Prosecutor General of the Czech Republic Pavel Zeman, General military Prosecutor of Italy’s Marco de Paolis.

Marco de Paolis spoke about the so-called “Cabinet of shame”, a sealed Cabinet kept from 1960 to 1994 behind a latticed door in the wall in the building of the main military Prosecutor’s office in Rome in the Palazzo CESI. So in Italy called long-remained classified documents about the atrocities of the fascists in Italy.

“In Italy, no one has been involved in these war crimes for quite a long time. Then in 1994, about 35 years later, the files were accidentally found,and military justice finally returned to the cases. Judicial opinions protect us from the danger of denial, that is, they allow us to avoid the fact that someone wants to deny the reality of crimes, ” said Marco de Paolis, Italy’s chief military Prosecutor.

According to the Senator of the International Association of prosecutors, a historian Alexandr Zvyagintsev,The court of peoples was an unprecedented event: the peoples United and conducted the main process of humanity.” The verdict on fascist criminals, the expert believes, was a kind of warning for future generations. And it is to this sentence that one must always turn in search of the truth.

As part of numerous events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Nuremberg trials, the State Central Museum of modern history of Russia hosted the exhibition ” the Nuremberg alarm. No Statute of limitations.” This is the first large-scale project in Russia dedicated to the main judicial process of the twentieth century. The exhibition shows unique exhibits, most of which are shown for the first time.

Personal belongings of prisoners of death camps and Nazi executioners, rare documents, archival newsreels. The exhibition presents more than a thousand exhibits, each of them has its own fate and history. The exhibition not only tells, but also shows those events in Germany through the eyes of direct participants.

Despite the limited amount of time, the exhibition was visited by the Chief military Prosecutor of Italy, Marco de Paolis and Claudia Gaponova.

“No Statute of limitations” – this phrase was heard more often than others on November 20, the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the main military Tribunal for Nazi criminals. The Nuremberg trials were the first in the history of mankind to unite many countries in memory of the millions of victims of that terrible war.