The Legacy of Nuremberg: 75 Years Later, 10/29
The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance,
the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
and the Greater Philadelphia Law Professors’ Ethics Consortium
Chief prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz presents documents as evidence at the Einsatzgruppen Case. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Benjamin Ferencz
Join us for a virtual conversation with Ben Ferencz, last living Nuremberg prosecutor.
Thursday, October 29
After the end of World War II, members of the Nazi leadership were tried in Nuremberg, Germany. Benjamin Ferencz served as a war crimes investigator shortly after liberation and later as the lead prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen case, which the Associated Press called “the biggest murder trial in history.” He was 27 years old. It was his first case. All 22 Nazi officials tried for murdering over a million Jews were convicted.
Now, 75 years after the opening of the Nuremberg trials, join the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museumm the David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance and the Greater Philadelphia Law Professors’ Ethics Consortium for a conversation to explore how the next generation can continue this fight for justice for victims of atrocity crimes.
- Benjamin B. Ferencz, last living Nuremberg prosecutor and lifelong advocate of "law not war"
- Naomi Kikoler, Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Barry Avrich, Director and Producer, Prosecuting Evil (available to stream on Netflix)
- Mark C. Alexander, The Arthur J. Kania Dean and Professor of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
- Bradley D. Wine, Partner, Morrison & Foerster; Member, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council; Member, Committee on Conscience
This lecture is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1 Ethics Distance CLE credit. Please note, those who register will receive an email with the link to the Zoom Webinar prior to the event.