For the 2011 Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture, Lawrence Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst College, will address the recent trial in Germany of John Demjanjuk for serving as an accessory to the murder of almost 28,000 Jews in the Sobibor killing center. Professor Douglas will examine the Demjanjuk proceeding from the vantage point of an observer at the trial in Munich. He also will explore the 65-year history of national and international criminal prosecutions in the wake of the Holocaust.
Wednesday, October 26
Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Theater
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl., SW
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The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture honors excellence in research on the Holocaust and fosters dissemination of important, new Holocaust scholarship. Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff of Baltimore, Maryland, were active philanthropists in the United States and abroad, focusing especially on Jewish learning and scholarship, music, the arts, and humanitarian causes. Their children, Eleanor Katz and Harvey M. Meyerhoff, member and chairman emeritus, United States Holocaust Memorial Council, have endowed this lecture.
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