Saturday, March 3, 2007

Upcoming Seminar: The Legal Dimension to the Holocaust

The Legal Dimension to the Holocaust
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Prof. Harry Reicher,
University of Pennsylvania Law School
June 11-15, 2007

This week-long course examines the Nazi philosophy of law emanating from the egregious racial ideology and concludes with the ways in which international law sought justice and created a system of international human rights designed to avoid a repetition. Prof. Harry Reicher begins with an examination of Nazi racial ideology and its implications. He then traverses the Nazi legal system itself, demonstrating its perverse logic in light of the ideology, and concludes by elucidating how the international legal system reacted. In the process, fundamental lessons for constitutional democracies in the 21st Century will emerge.

Held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, overlooking New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty, this course incorporates the Museum's exhibitions. Pedagogical method will include lecture and discussion with Prof. Reicher, study of the Museum's artifacts, presentation of archival, documentary, and feature film footage, and a guest lecture by Museum Director David G. Marwell, Ph.D., about his experience as Chief of Investigative Research with the U.S. Department of Justice and the search for Josef Mengele.

The course is intended for practicing attorneys, law faculty, and students, but the content will be accessible to anyone wishing to explore deeply the little-known legal dimension to the Holocaust.

CLE Credit Approval is pending for this course. Upon approval, the course will be worth 30 hours of CLE Ethics and Professionalism Credit. For participation in one-day segments, 6.5 CLE credits will be awarded. Pre-registration is required.

Dates: June 11 - 15, 2007

Place: Museum of Jewish Heritage
A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
Battery Park City, Manhattan.

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily

Fee: $450 for the week or Financial aid available, upon application, for attorneys (pursuant to CLE rules), academics, students, and others.

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2007

To learn more or to register, please contact Shiri Sandler at 1.646.437.4309 or To learn more about the Museum, click here.