A Missed Opportunity

I think Elise’s outstanding memoir is perfect material for thought on this Veteran’s Day. See if you agree.



Dammit.  I missed it

Nuremberg.  The Nuremberg trials. Of course I wasn’t born yet.

I also missed the 70th Anniversary Commemoration.  At least I think I did.  I just Googled “70th Anniversary of Nuremberg” and I’m a little bit confused.  The 276,000 hits I got (in 0.64 seconds) give dates all across the spring of 2015.  I was reminded of the Anniversary when I saw that MSNBC has made a documentary about the trial.  I imagine I missed that, too.

Yup.  I missed all of them.  And while I regret not paying more attention to the 70th Anniversary (whenever it actually is), there is one Nuremberg-related thing that I truly regret, and I always will.

Did you ever see the movie Judgment at Nuremberg?

It’s a great movie.  Amazing performances by a phenomenal cast — Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich, Richard Widmark.  Even William Shatner somehow got…

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About Jim Wheeler

U. S. Naval Academy, BS, Engineering, 1959; Naval line officer and submariner, 1959 -1981, Commander, USN; The George Washington U., MSA, Management Eng.; Aerospace Engineer, 1981-1999; Resident Gadfly, 1999 - present. Political affiliation: Democratic.
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3 Responses to A Missed Opportunity

  1. Elyse says:

    Thanks for your reblog, Jim. It is timely to think of these issues today. I will respond to your comment on my post later on, because I want to think on it for a bit.

    BTW, I went to GW, too. Didn’t finish, though. I was there (part time, nights, from 1980-82).

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  2. Jim in IA says:

    What an interesting story. Funny how we can get to know someone on many levels, enjoy the experience, and still not be aware of some of their greatest contributions.


  3. aFrankAngle says:

    … and a fine piece it was … and still is.


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