***If you have a spare minute, I’d be really grateful for your help***
I’m currently writing up a journal article on war crimes trials in Nazi-themed crime fiction. I’m interested in how crime novels since 1945 represent war crimes trials in relation to larger debates about their judicial, social and moral value, and to what extent they show legal justice as succeeding or failing.
I’ve identified around 50 Nazi-themed novels that focus extensively on the theme of post-war justice, but only a much smaller number that depict or discuss war crimes trials. So the question is, can you help me find more? Here’s what I’ve got at the moment:
Crime novels (and films) containing depictions of Nazi war crimes trials:
- William Brodrick, The Sixth Lamentation. London: Time Warner, 2004 .
- Gordon Ferris, Pilgrim Soul. London: Atlantic 2013.
- David Thomas, Ostland. London: Quercus, 2013.
- Joseph Kanon, The Good German. London: Time Warner, 2003 .
- Judgement at Nuremberg, dir. Stanley Kramer, 1961.
- Music Box, dir. Constantin Costa-Gavras, 1989.
Others that feature discussion of Nazi war crimes trials include:
- Frederick Forsyth, The Odessa File. London: Arrow, 2003 .
- Gerhard Harkenthal, Rendezvous mit dem Tod [A Date with Death]. Berlin: Buchverlag der Morgen, 1962.
- Edgar Hilsenrath, Der Nazi & der Friseur [The Nazi and the Barber]. Munich: Piper, 2000 .
- Ira Levin. The Boys from Brazil. New York: Dell Publishing, 1976.
- Brian Moore, The Statement. London: Flamingo, 1996 .
- Ian Rankin, The Hanging Garden. London: Orion, 1998.
- Ferdinand von Schirach, Der Fall Collini [The Collini Case]. Munich: Piper, 2011.
Can you think of any others? They can be from anywhere in the world and don’t necessarily need to be in translation. Thanks in advance for your help 🙂