Amherst association of washington, d.c.
Invites you to the
2011 Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture "Demjanjuk in Munich: War Crimes Trials in Historical Perspective"
James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought
United States Holocaust Memorial M useum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Theater
Washington, DC 20024
Free and open to the public. A reception follows the lecture.
Reservations are requested.
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LAWRENCE DOUGLAS is James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst College. Trained at Brown University, Columbia University, and Yale Law School, Professor Douglas is the author of The Memory of Judgment: Making Law and History in the Trials of the Holocaust (2001) and the forthcoming Reflections on the Glass Booth: A Jurisprudence of Atrocity. For this year's Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture, he will address the recent trial of John Demjanjuk in Germany for serving as an accessory to the murder of almost 28,000 Jews in the Sobibor death camp. Professor Douglas will examine Demjanjuk's conviction earlier this year from the vantage point of an observer at the trial in Munich, and explore the 65-year history of national and international criminal prosecutions in the wake of the Holocaust. The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture honors excellence in research on the Holocaust and fosters dissemination of important, new Holocaust scholarship.
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