Nuremberg trials were a series of trial held to try and punish Nazi criminals of war. In all 22 major Nazi war criminals were tried. 12 were awarded death penalty and rest were awarded imprisonment ranging between 10 years to life. Of the 12 awarded death penalty 10 were eventually hanged. Hermann Goering committed suicide and Martin Bormann was sentenced in Absentia and was never caught. A series of secondary trials punished hundreds of low ranking Nazi criminals of war.