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Time: October 26, 2022, 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. EDT

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Location: Virtual Event

  • Jewish police detain a former Kapo who was recognized in the street at the Zeilsheim displaced persons camp, 1945–48. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Alice Lev
  • Jewish police detain a former Kapo who was recognized in the street at the Zeilsheim displaced persons camp, 1945–48. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Alice Lev

2022 Monna and Otto Weinmann Annual Lecture

7 p.m. ET | 4 p.m. PT

After World War II, the Allies prosecuted prominent Nazi leaders for war crimes at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg. But there were other local trials related to Nazi crimes. Across Europe, Jewish communities formed tribunals to pass judgment on other Jews who were accused of some form of collaboration under extreme duress during the Holocaust. This communal process helped survivors reclaim a sense of control over their own lives and reassert their dignity. Join us for a discussion about who was tried and how some Jews cleared their names.

Opening remarks
Dr. Janice Weinman Shorenstein, Executive Director, Education through Music

Speaker
Dr. Laura Jockusch, Albert Abramson Associate Professor of Holocaust Studies, Brandeis University

Moderator
Dr. Lisa Leff, Director, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

This program is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

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For more information, please contact Katharine White at kwhite@ushmm.org.

The Monna and Otto Weinmann Annual Lecture honors Holocaust survivors and their fates, experiences, and accomplishments. Monna Steinbach Weinmann (1906–1991), born in Poland and raised in Austria, fled to England in autumn 1938. Otto Weinmann (1903–1993), born in Vienna and raised in Czechoslovakia, served in the Czechoslovak, French, and British armies; was wounded at Normandy; and received the Croix de Guerre for his valiant contributions during the war. Monna Steinbach and Otto Weinmann married in London in 1941 and immigrated to the United States in 1948.

This annual lecture has been made possible by Janice Weinman Shorenstein.

 

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