All this started with the unearthing of love letters exchanged between David and Sylvia Maxwell Fyfe while he was prosecuting for the United Kingdon at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials. As well they were an intimate portrait of their lives, and a history of significant times. There are 150 pages of letters. And hidden with them were speeches, papers and memorabilia, all waiting for their secrets to be shared. Throughout the trials Maxwell Fyfe made important contributions and all these are recorded in the transcripts. Most notable was his cross examination of Goering (' widely considered the most significant cross-examination of modern times' - Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh), and his closing statement aginst the Nazi organisations.
Then there are our records of our explorations over the past twenty years. These are part history and part family narrative, all ceated during years of the digital boom and human rights cynicism.
This book tells the story of Maxwell Fyfe's journey from Nuremberg to Strasbourg and our story as a family doing the telling.