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A Relentless Pursuit: Bringing Holocaust Perpetrators to Justice

May 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Public Program United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Is it ever too late to pay for a crime? While some Nazi officials and collaborators were brought to trial at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and other courts in the mid– to late– 1940s, they only represented a fraction of those responsible for the Holocaust. As the years passed, the global legal community largely lost interest in pursuing the remaining perpetrators. A few remarkable individuals, however, wanted to ensure the crimes of the Holocaust would never be forgotten or go unpunished.
Discover the small band of individuals who refused to give up and were able to uncover criminals such as Klaus Barbie and John Demjanjuk. The work of these Nazi “hunters”—which still continues across the world—has set important precedents for how we punish the crime of genocide today.

Speakers
Andrew Nagorski, Journalist and Author of “The Nazi Hunters”
Dr. Lawrence R. Douglas, Chair of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, Amherst College and Author of “The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and the Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial”

Moderator
Dr. Elizabeth White, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Location:
Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
695 Park Avenue
(Entrance on 68th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065

Details

Date:
May 16, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
695 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10065

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