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Sen. Dodd Recalls Father's Role at Nuremberg Trials

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Sen. Dodd Recalls Father's Role at Nuremberg Trials

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Sen. Dodd Recalls Father's Role at Nuremberg Trials

Sen. Dodd Recalls Father's Role at Nuremberg Trials

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Thomas J. Dodd was a Connecticut lawyer who went to Nuremberg, Germany, to be a staff prosecutor of the most infamous Nazis for crimes against humanity.

In 1990, his son, senator and Democratic presidential candidate Christopher Dodd, found a collection of letters that his father had sent back from Germany to his wife, Grace.

Those letters have now been published as Letters from Nuremberg: My Father's Narrative of a Quest for Justice. Dodd speaks about the book, and the story behind the letters, with NPR's Scott Simon.