WUSTL conference examines legacy of Nazi war trials Sept. 29-Oct. 1

The Nuremberg trials of major Nazi war criminals spawned the idea of international human rights, but have the principles endured? Leading scholars from Washington University in St. Louis will join former Nuremberg prosecutors and distinguished experts on international criminal justice to examine the legacy of the war trials and their impact on international law, the judicial system and world peace. The conference, “Judgment at Nuremberg,” marks the 60th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials and will take place Sept. 29-Oct. 1 on the Washington University campus.

Judgment at Nuremberg 60 Years Later

The Nuremberg trials still hold relevance today.The Nuremberg trials and the atrocities they revealed shocked the world 60 years ago and continue to resonate with increasing relevance. Yet, the Nuremberg principles have been implemented neither perfectly nor completely, according to a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Scholars from Washington University join other distinguished experts on international criminal justice, and the trials’ three surviving U.S. prosecutors, to examine the legacy of Nuremberg and its impact on international law, the judicial system, and world peace. More…

Scholar Christopher Browning talks on Holocaust Denial in the Courtroom for the Assembly Series

Historian Christopher Browning will touch on his experience as an expert witness in recent famous court cases involving Holocaust deniers in his Holocaust Memorial Lecture for the Assembly Series at 11 a.m. on November 9. How ordinary Germans came to accept the wholesale massacre of Jews is a central theme in Browning’s pioneering scholarship of the Holocaust.