John Demjanjuk on trial in Jerusalem.
— USHMM, courtesy of Israel Government Press Office
Paul A. Shapiro, Director, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)
History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving—Deborah E. Lipstadt, Director, Rabbi Donald A.Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, and Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies, Emory University, Atlanta; Member, United States Holocaust Memorial Council (USHMC); and Member and Chair Emerita, Academic Committee, USHMC
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SESSION I: Holocaust-Related War Crimes Trials: New Research
Moderator—Elisabeth Yavnai, Director,Visiting Scholars Program, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, USHMM
The Holocaust and War Crimes Trials:The State of Research—Juergen Matthaeus, Senior Applied Research Scholar, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, USHMM
Redeeming the Nomos in the Age of Atrocity: “Euthanasia”Trials in West Germany, 1945–1953—Michael S. Bryant, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and History, University of Toledo, Ohio
Collaboration on Trial: War Crimes Trials in Ukraine—Tanja Penter, 2004–2005 Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, USHMM, and Research Fellow, Institute for Social Movements, Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany
The Limits of the Law: The Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial in Germany—Rebecca Wittmann, Assistant Professor of History, University of Toronto, Canada, and former Fellow, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, USHMM
SESSION II: National Memory and Holocaust Denial in the Courtroom
Moderator—Patricia Heberer, Historian, Division of the Senior Historian, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, USHMM
From Trying the Perpetrator to Trying the Denier: Similarities and Differences—Lawrence Douglas, Associate Professor of Law, Department of Law, Social Thought and Jurisprudence,Amherst College, Massachusetts
The Bousquet,Touvier, and Papon Trials and Remembering Vichy—Richard J. Golsan, Director, Department of European Studies, and Professor of French,Texas A&M University, College Station,Texas
The Kastner and Eichmann Trials in Israel—Leora Bilsky, Professor of Law, Buchmann Faculty of Law,Tel Aviv University, Israel
ROUNDTABLE: Challenges and Lessons for Today
Moderator—John K. Roth, Edward J. Sexton Professor of Philosophy and Director, Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California, and 2004–2005 Ina Levine Scholar, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, USHMM
Christopher R. Browning, Frank Porter Graham Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; 1996-97 J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Senior Scholar-in-Residence and 2002-2003 Ina Levine Scholar, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, USHMM; Member, Academic Committee, USHMC
Dick De Mildt, Editor, Justiz und NS-Verbrechen/Nazi Crimes on Trial, Institute of Criminal Law, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Deborah E. Lipstadt, Emory University, Keynote Speaker
David J. Scheffer, Visiting Professor of Law,The George Washington University Law School,Washington, D.C.; Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001) and Senior Adviser and Counsel to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations (1993-96), U.S. Department of State
David Tolbert, Deputy Chief Prosecutor, United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY),The Hague, Netherlands
The organization of this symposium has been supported by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, the Frances Ziegler Endowment Fund, and the Tamkin Foundation.