Nuremberg trials

These trials mark the end of World War II and birthplace of simultaneous interpreting. 

The Bavarian city of Nuremberg was chosen as the location for the trial of leading Nazi criminals after the end of World War II. The Nuremberg (Nürnberg in German) trials required instant communication in four languages: English, French and Russian – languages of the victors, and German. This communication was made possible by simultaneous interpreting for the first time ever in human history.