Press Contact: Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940
Public Contact: David Wigdor (202) 707-5383 (Library of Congress)
Public Contact: Jeremy Leffler (202) 488-2648 (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)

November 1, 1996

MEDIA ADVISORY
Nuremberg and Its Impact: 50 Years Later

International Conference at Library of Congress and United States Holocaust Museum

WHAT: This international conference on the significance of the Nuremberg trials will examine the legal and political aspects of the international and American trials at Nuremberg, war crimes trials in national courts, contemporary war crimes trials, recent American legal proceedings, and the implications of the Nuremberg principles for contemporary politics and culture. The conference is jointly sponsored by the Library of Congress and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

WHEN: Nov. 13-14, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Nov. 13: Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E.; Nov. 14: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, S.W.

SPEAKERS: See detailed schedule that follows.

Nuremberg and Its Impact: 50 Years Later
November 13
at
The Library of Congress

Morning Session (9am-12:30pm)

THE TRIALS AT NUREMBERG

Chair:

William Jackson, Consulting Partner, Milbank, Tween, Hadley & McCloy; Personal Assistant to the United States Chief Counsel before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg

Prosecuting Nazi War Criminals Before the International Military Tribunal

Whitney R. Harris, Captain (Ret.), United States Naval Reserve; Judge Advocate General Corps; Assistant Trial Counsel before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg

Prosecuting Nazi War Criminals Before the United States Military Tribunals at Nuremberg

Benjamin B. Ferencz, Pace Law School; Chief Prosecutor for the Einsatgruppen case before the United States International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg

15 MINUTE BREAK

The Setting and the Significance of the Nuremberg Trials: A Historians Perspective

Gerhard L. Weinberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Documenting Nuremberg

Agnes F. Peterson, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Afternoon Session (2-5:30pm)

NATIONAL TRIALS AFTER NUREMBERG

Chair:

Gerald Schwab, Department of State (Ret.); Translator/Interpreter at the Nuremberg trials

German Law and Nazi Crimes"

Henry Friedlander, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York;
Ruth Meltzer Fellow, Research Institute, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

"Prosecuting Nazi War Criminals in the West German Courts"

Helge Grabitz, Senior State Attorney, District Court of Hamburg

15 MINUTE BREAK

"The Trials of Nazi War Criminals in East Germany"

C. Frederik Ruter, Institute of Criminal Law, University of Amsterdam

"The Trials of Nazi War Criminals in Austria"

Winfried R. Garscha, Dokumentationarchiv des osterreichischen Widerstandes

Reception (6:30-8:30pm)
Concourse level, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

November 14 at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Morning Session (9am-12:30pm)

NUREMBERG AMONG THE NATIONS

Chair:

Walter Rockler, Senior Partner Arnold & Porter; former Assistant Counsel for the Ministries Case before the United States Military Tribunals at Nuremberg: first Director, Office of Special Investigations, United States Department of Justice

"The Extradition of Nazi War Criminals"

Allan A. Ryan, Jr., Office of the General Counsel, Harvard University; former Director, Office of Special Investigations United States Department of Justice

"The Denaturalization and Deportation of Nazi War Criminals"

Michael Wolf, Attorney; former Deputy Director, Office of Special Investigations, United States Department of Justice

15 MINUTE BREAK

"War Crimes in Internal Law Today"

Rochus Pronk, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University

"International Law After Nuremberg"

Louis Henkin, Columbia University School of Law

Afternoon Session (2-5:30pm)

NUREMBERG PRECEDENTS AND CURRENT PRACTICES

Chair:

Benjamin Ferencz, Pace Law School; former Prosecutor, Nuremberg War Crimes Trials

"The German Reaction to Nuremberg"

Norbert Frei, Institut fur Zeitgeschichte, Munich

"The Analysis of the Tokyo Trials"

Onuma Yasuaki, Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo

15 MINUTE BREAK

"The American Road From Nuremberg"

Jonathan Bush, Santa Clara University School of Law; Ruth Meltzer Fellow, Research Institute, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

"Nuremberg in American Politics and Culture"

R. James Woolsey, former Director, Central Intelligence Agency

NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR RECORDING DEVICES OF ANY KIND ARE PERMITTED

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PR 96-158
11/4/96
ISSN 0731-3527

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