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About This Event

Time: December 3, 2018, 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. CST

Ticket: Free, Registration Required

Location: McDermott, Will and Emery
444 West Lake Street #4000
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

  • The entrance gate at Auschwitz bears the motto "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work makes one free). Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau w Oswiecimiu
  • The entrance gate at Auschwitz bears the motto "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work makes one free). Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau w Oswiecimiu

Join the Chicago Lawyers Committee for its last CLE program of 2018 to learn about trends in Europe threatening Holocaust memory in the very lands where genocide was perpetrated. Prominent officials from Hungary to France are promoting distorted versions of their countries' World War II-era records and recent legislation in Poland makes it possible for the state to engage in civil proceedings against persons who accuse “the Polish nation or the Polish state of being complicit in Nazi crimes committed by the Third German Reich.”

Museum Historian Edna Friedberg will lead a discussion about the impact on historical truth and open discourse when courts or legislative bodies arbitrate historical facts and politicians exploit Holocaust memory in the service of other agendas.

Speaker
Dr. Edna Friedberg, Museum Historian

Lawyer's Committee
Charles Edwards, DLA Piper
Alvin Katz, Katten Muchin
Stephen Ritchie, Kirkland &Ellis
Robert E. Shapiro, Barack Ferrazzano

This lunch event is free but registration is required. Register online or contact Nicole Bela in the Midwest Regional Office at nbela@ushmm.org or 847.433.8099.

**IL CLE Credit Pending and you will be notified as soon as it has been approved.