International Criminal Law Review 11 (2011) 607–620 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/157181211X576456 brill.nl/icla International Criminal Law Review Cecelia Goetz, Woman at Nuremberg Diane Marie Amann * Professor of Law, Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall Research Scholar Director, California International Law Center at King Hall, University of California, Davis, School of Law, Davis, CA, USA Abstract Among the creators of international criminal law were the many women who participated in the post-World War II trials of former Nazis and Nazi collaborators. Th is essay proﬁ les one of those women: Cecelia Goetz, a thirty-year-old American who was the only woman to deliver an opening statement at Nuremberg. Th e essay not only details how and why Goetz became a prosecutor in the Krupp trial, but also relates a life story marked by many “ﬁ rst women” events, on law review, at the U.S. Department of Justice, and, after Nuremberg, in the federal judiciary. Keywords Cecelia Goetz ; Cold War ; crime of aggression; international criminal law ; Nuremberg trials ; women ; World War II “I’m still outraged. It was a total miscarriage of justice”. 1 With those words, uttered as she entered her ninth decade
International Criminal Law Review – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2011
Keywords: INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW; WOMEN; CECELIA GOETZ; CRIME OF AGGRESSION; NUREMBERG TRIALS; WORLD WAR II; COLD WAR
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