The Nuremberg Palace of Justice is a building complex at Fürther Strasse 110 in Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany. It was constructed from 1909 to 1916 and houses the appellate court Nuremberg (Oberlandesgericht), the regional court Nuremberg-Fürth (Landgericht), the local court Nuremberg (Amtsgericht) and the public prosecutor's office Nuremberg-Fürth (Staatsanwaltschaft).
Palace of Justice in The Man With the Iron Heart
The Nuremberg Palace of Justice was the first site chosen for the trials of a number of Nazi war criminals, including Joachim von Ribbentrop, Hermann Göring, and Rudolf Hess. Hours before the trial was set to begin in November 1945, however, the German Freedom Front destroyed the Palace by loading a GMC Deuce-and-a-Half truck with 5000 pounds of TNT and detonating the explosives directly in front of it, killing over 200 Allied personnel from the United States, Britain, France, and the Soviet Union. Subsequent attempts to find the trials a new venue were similarly thwarted by the GFF, so by 1947 the war criminals had still not been tried.