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Nuremberg Interpreter Recalls Historic Trials
September 28, 2010
Court interpreters have long been a fixture in federal courtrooms. Siegfried Ramler, one of the few surviving participants in the 1945 Nuremberg Trials of accused war criminals, explains in a video interview how an important form of courtroom interpreting was developed during the historic trials.
Ramler discusses the difficulty of simultaneous interpreting – in four languages. Despite many technological advances over the past 65 years, the basic method of simultaneous interpreting has remained unchanged.