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June 14, 2016
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Time:
7 p.m.

Location:
US Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024

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A Relentless Pursuit:
Bringing Holocaust Perpetrators to Justice
Public Program
Ilse Koch, wife of Buchenwald commandant Karl Otto Koch, is sentenced to life in prison in 1947 at a United States Army trial. <i>US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park</i>
Ilse Koch, wife of Buchenwald commandant Karl Otto Koch, is sentenced to life in prison in 1947 at a United States Army trial. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park

Is it ever too late to pay for a crime? While thousands of Holocaust perpetrators were brought to trial immediately after World War II, interest in seeking justice for Nazi crimes waned with the start of the Cold War. However, a few determined individuals continued to bring perpetrators to account in trials held around the world.

Learn about these "Nazi hunters" whose dogged pursuit of justice helped bring criminals like Adolf Eichmann and Klaus Barbie to justice. Despite challenges and controversies, prosecutors worked tirelessly on behalf of the victims of the Holocaust—and laid the foundation for pursuing today’s perpetrators of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Nagorski will be signing copies of his book, which will be available for sale. 

Watch live or on demand: ushmm.org/watch

Speakers
Andrew Nagorski, Journalist and Author of The Nazi Hunters
Eli Rosenbaum, Director of Human Rights Enforcement Strategy and Policy at the Department of Justice
Dr. Elizabeth White, Historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Former Deputy Chief, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section at the Department of Justice in the Office of Special Investigations

Moderator
Rachel Martin, Host, Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR

Introduction
Raphael Prober, Washington Lawyers Committee Co-Chair 

A Washington Lawyers Committee Event
Uniform Certificates of Attendance for CLE will be available upon request.



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