The Robert H. Jackson Center, as part of a continuing collaboration with the Chautauqua Institution, will host a week-long special studies lecture series starting Monday.
Lectures will be at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday in the Hurlbut Church Sanctuary on the Chautauqua Institution grounds. For more information on attending one or all of the lectures, call the institution's office of Special Studies at 357-6250 or visit www.ciweb.org and click on "tickets." The cost of the lectures is $22 for a daily session or $88 for one week, which includes 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 the 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.
The speakers and their lectures are as follows:
Monday - John Q. Barrett, professor at St. John's University and Elizabeth S. Lenna Fellow to the 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 of 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, a Nuremberg trials interpreter: "Howard Triest in Conversation with Greg Peterson"
Thursday - Eli Rosenbaum director of the 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, retired McMaster Distinguished research professor at Bowling Green State University, Henry T. King Fellow to the Robert H. Jackson Center and current CEO of the Spectra Group Ltd.: "Chemistry After Farben - What Did We Learn?"
In conjunction with the lecture series, Triest revisits the sites of his experiences in Germany from childhood through to wartime and Nuremberg in the documentary film, "Journey to Justice" at the Chautauqua Cinema at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. A question-and-answer session will follow.
The lecture series 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, with the help of Marlon Kiser, president; Doug and Sue Neckers, and Greg and Cindy Peterson.