Kim Guise Presents “Translating the Trials: Interpreters at Nuremberg”
In October 1945, the Allies formed the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, and charged 24 high-level Nazis with war crimes. How did they conduct a “fair and expeditious” yearlong trial in four languages at once? With the help of IBM, a pioneer in machine-aided translation, and their headsets called “Hushaphones,” Nuremberg became the site of the first simultaneous translation in a courtroom. It was an enormous undertaking—the US delegation alone employed nearly 650 translators and interpreters—which brought understandable words to participants in an instant. Hear more about the trials and the voices in the earphones that worked behind the scenes drafting history.
Dinner with a Curator is an evening of dinner and history hosted by The American Sector Restaurant & Bar culinary team and The National WWII Museum professionals. Guests participate in a discussion on a featured topic related to World War II interpreted through the Museum's collection as well as a theme-inspired four-course dinner paired with beverage specials.