|The Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, NY. (Photo courtesy of Robert H. Jackson Center)|
JAMESTOWN, NY—The Robert H. Jackson Center, as part of a continuing collaboration with the Chautauqua Institution, announces a week-long Special Studies lecture series. The daily lecture will be held July 9-13, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at Hurlbut Church Sanctuary on the Chautauqua Institution grounds. For more information on attending one or all of these lectures, please call the Institution’s office of Special Studies at (716) 357-6250 or go online at www.ciweb.org and click on “tickets”. The cost of the lectures is $22/daily session, or $88 for one week (all five sessions). Access to the grounds for the lectures requires a (no-fee) commuter gate pass.
The series, “Justice After Nuremberg,” will explore the Holocaust through the framework of the trials which brought the surviving perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity to justice. From the international expectations leading into the Nuremberg trials to the overwhelming documentation of the Holocaust—and how this evidence was later used against the Nazis—the trials and its players will be examined by a scholar of the Chief U.S. Prosecutor, a distinguished member of the U.S. Department of Justice who will share details of Nazi justice after Nuremberg, and a scientist with insights on the involvement of corporations that committed heinous atrocities.
The legacy of the trials and the lessons learned from prosecuting those responsible for the Holocaust endures. Though the chapters close – as with the recent death of John Demjanjuk – the evil man does to man seems to go on. Prosecuting such perils to humanity is just one of the legacies of Nuremburg.
The speakers and their lectures are as follows:
- MONDAY: John Q. Barrett (Professor, St. John’s University; Elizabeth S. Lenna Fellow, Robert H. Jackson Center): “Affected by Nuremberg?: Some Notable Cases in Justice Robert H. Jackson’s Supreme Court Judging, 1946-1954”
- TUESDAY: Eli Rosenbaum (Director, Human Rights Enforcement Strategy & Policy within the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice): “Nuremberg Epilogue: Nazi Criminals Escape Justice”
- WEDNESDAY: Howard Triest (Nuremberg Trials Interpreter): “Howard Triest in Conversation with Greg Peterson”
- THURSDAY: Eli Rosenbaum (Director, Human Rights Enforcement Strategy & Policy within the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice): “Inside the John Demjanjuk Nazi War Criminal Case”
- FRIDAY: Douglas C. Neckers (McMaster Distinguished Research Professor (retired), Bowling Green State University; Henry T. King Fellow, Robert H. Jackson Center, current CEO, Spectra Group, Ltd.): “Chemistry After Farben – What Did We Learn?”
In conjunction with the lecture series, Nuremberg trials interpreter Howard Triest revisits the sites of his experiences in Germany from childhood through to wartime and Nuremburg in the documentary film, Journey to Justice at the Chautauqua Cinema on Tuesday, July 10 at 5:30 p.m. A Q&A session will follow.
The Robert H. Jackson Center’s mission is to advance the legacy of Robert H. Jackson—U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Chief U.S. Prosecutor of the major Nazi war criminals following WWII at the International Military Tribunal (IMT) trial at Nuremberg—through education and exhibits, and by pursuing the relevance of his ideas for future generations. The Center is located at 305 East Fourth Street, Jamestown, NY. Tours are available from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday and from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays. E-mail us at email@example.com or visit us online at www.roberthjackson.org. For additional information, contact the Robert H. Jackson Center at (716) 483-6646. The Center can also be found on Facebook (“Robert H. Jackson Center” fan page) & Twitter (follow “RHJCenter”).
This event is made possible through an ongoing partnership between Chautauqua Institution and the Robert H. Jackson Center, as well as through the support of the following sponsors: Everett Jewish Life Center, WGTE PBS Toledo, Ohio – Marlon Kiser, President, Doug and Sue Neckers, and Greg and Cindy Peterson.