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Judicial Reckoning after Fascism: Reflections for the 75th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials

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Judicial Reckoning after Fascism: Reflections for the 75th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials

History Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Seventy-five years ago, the victorious Allies jointly created the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg to assure a judicial reckoning with the crimes of the Third Reich. From today’s perspective, with authoritarian and fascist tendencies resurgent across the globe, it is essential to re-visit the lessons of the Nuremberg moment of 1945-46.

This panel brings together authors of major recent works addressing different aspects of the judicial reckoning with fascism in postwar Europe, with expertise encompassing Germany and the Soviet Union, France and the United States, as well as the emerging Soviet Bloc and the Jewish diaspora. The inspirations for the panel are University of Wisconsin historian Francine Hirsch’s breakthrough 2020 book Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg, University of Virginia historian Gabriel Finder’s 2018 book Justice across the Iron Curtain, and our own UMD alumnus René Staedtler’s PhD thesis The Price of Reconciliation. The goal of the discussion is to gain new insights on the global challenges of today by revisiting the Nuremberg moment from a range of historical perspectives.

Add to Calendar 04/28/21 12:00 PM 04/28/21 1:00 PM America/New_York Judicial Reckoning after Fascism: Reflections for the 75th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials

Seventy-five years ago, the victorious Allies jointly created the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg to assure a judicial reckoning with the crimes of the Third Reich. From today’s perspective, with authoritarian and fascist tendencies resurgent across the globe, it is essential to re-visit the lessons of the Nuremberg moment of 1945-46.

This panel brings together authors of major recent works addressing different aspects of the judicial reckoning with fascism in postwar Europe, with expertise encompassing Germany and the Soviet Union, France and the United States, as well as the emerging Soviet Bloc and the Jewish diaspora. The inspirations for the panel are University of Wisconsin historian Francine Hirsch’s breakthrough 2020 book Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg, University of Virginia historian Gabriel Finder’s 2018 book Justice across the Iron Curtain, and our own UMD alumnus René Staedtler’s PhD thesis The Price of Reconciliation. The goal of the discussion is to gain new insights on the global challenges of today by revisiting the Nuremberg moment from a range of historical perspectives.

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