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Nuremberg Trials Begin

The Nuremberg Trials were the trials of officials involved in WWII and the Holocaust during the Nazi regime. They took place in the German city of Nuremberg between 1945 and 1949. The first and most famous, the Trial of the Major War Criminals Before the International Military Tribunal, involved 24 of the most important leaders of Nazi Germany, 12 of whom were ultimately sentenced to death for committing crimes against humanity and other offenses. How were the death sentences carried out?



Swiss Cheese

Swiss cheese is the generic name, in the US and Canada, for several related varieties of cheese that resemble the Swiss Emmentaler. The cheese's distinctive holes, which are called "eyes," are formed when the bacterium used to produce the cheese releases carbon dioxide gas that forms large bubbles. In general, the larger the eyes, the more pronounced the cheese's flavor. Swiss cheese without eyes is known as what?

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Emilio Pucci

Pucci was an Italian fashion designer. The son of an Italian noble, he was a member of the Italian Olympic ski team of 1934, and in 1935, he won a skiing scholarship to Reed College in Oregon. He first ventured into clothing design at Reed by creating the ski team's uniforms. In 1950, he opened a couture house on the Isle of Capri and became known for his signature use of bright colors and bold patterns. Who are some of the designers who have worked under the Pucci brand?

Last updated on Monday, 20th November 2006

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