The Ina Levine Invitational Scholar Award, endowed by the William S. and Ina Levine Foundation of Phoenix, Arizona, enables the Center to bring a distinguished scholar to the Museum each year to conduct innovative research on the Holocaust and to disseminate this work to the American public.
“The Wages of Justice: The Holocaust, Murder, and Crimes against Humanity”
Professor Lawrence R. Douglas
Thursday, March 13, 7–8:30 p.m.
Helena Rubinstein Auditorium
Drawing on the trials of Maurice Papon, Adolf Eichmann, and Ivan Demjanjuk, Professor Douglas will examine how domestic national criminal law in France, Israel, and Germany influenced the prosecution of perpetrators and accessories of the Holocaust.
Douglas is the James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College. A graduate of Brown University and the Yale Law School, he is the prize-winning author of several books, including The Memory of Judgment: Making Law and History in the Trials of the Holocaust, a widely acclaimed study of war crimes trials, and two novels, The Catastrophist (2007) and The Vices (2011). He has co-edited 12 books on contemporary legal issues and has delivered lecturs in many countries, including addresses to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court.
The lecture is free but reservations are required. RSVP here.
This lecture has been made possible through the generosity of the William S. and Ina Levine Foundation.
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