Origins of the Simultaneous Interpretation

Did you know that the first official international conference using simultaneous interpretation mode was during the Main Nuremberg Trial 1945-1946? 

 

While consecutive interpretation is considered to be the second oldest profession in the world, the simultaneous interpretation only emerged in the 20th century.

 

Great thanks to the Hong Kong Baptist University for organising the lecture by Jesús Baigorri-Jalón on the origins of the simultaneous interpretation "Interpreting at the Nuremberg Trial - A Turning Point in the History of Conference Interpreting".