March of the Living, an annual international educational program, will host two notable events in Poland this week.
On Wednesday, May 4th, Jagiellonian University in Krakow will be the site of an international symposium, “The Double Entendre of Nuremberg: The Nuremberg of Hate & the Nuremberg of Justice.”
- This symposium will consider two “Nuremberg” events of historical, contemporary, and permanent significance: Nazi Germany’s imposition, eighty years ago, of inhumane, vicious, anti-Semitic Nuremberg Laws, and the international Nuremberg trial, during 1945-1946, seventy years ago, of the principal Nazi war criminals.
- The symposium, presented by March of the Living International, the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, and Jagiellonian University and co-chaired by Professors Irwin Cotler (Canada) and Alan Dershowitz (United States), will be a full-day program of expert speakers from around the world.
- For full symposium program information, click here.
On Thursday, May 5th, which will be Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom HaShoah), thousands will march silently from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration, slave labor, and extermination camp complex of World War II. For more information on the March, click here.
I will be participating in and learning from each of these important events. And I thank you for your interest.
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