From Nuremberg to Demjanjuk: Justice and the Trials of the Holocaust – Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration


  • General Admission Free

November 9

  • Time 6:30 PM

Lawrence Douglas – From Nuremberg to Demjanjuk: Justice and the Trials of the Holocaust – Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration

This talk explores the era of the great trials of the Holocaust, beginning 75 years ago at Nuremberg and ending a decade ago with the conviction of John (Ivan) Demjanjuk in Munich. Professor Douglas will consider the aims and limitations of criminal justice when dealing with crimes of genocidal sweep.

Professor Douglas is James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought (LJST), Amherst College and is the author of seven books, including The Memory of Judgment: Making Law and History in the Trials of the Holocaust (Yale, 2001) and The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and the Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial (Princeton, 2016), a New York Times “Editor’s Choice.” The recipient of major fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Institute for International Education, and American Academy in Berlin, and the Carnegie Foundation, Douglas has lectured throughout the United States and in more than a dozen countries, and has served as visiting professor at the University of London and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

Union Station Kansas City and the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education (MCHE) are proud to present these education programs associated with the exhibition, Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. presented by Bank of America.

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An International Exhibition of Unprecedented Importance. A Story to Shake the Conscience of the World.

This groundbreaking exhibition brings together more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs from over 20 institutions and museums around the world. Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. is the most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the history of Auschwitz and its role in the Holocaust ever presented in North America, and an unparalleled opportunity to confront the singular face of human evil—one that arose not long ago and not far away.

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