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17th Holocaust Memorial Lecture: Professor Philippe Sands
Tue 24 January 2017, 18:00 – 19:15 GMT
17th Holocaust Memorial Lecture: Professor Philippe Sands - East West Street: a Personal Take on Genocide and Crimes against Humanity
On Tuesday 24 January Professor Philippe Sands offers a lecture on the writing of his acclaimed new book - part historical detective story, part family history, part legal thriller. He centres on a remarkable, untold story of individual perseverance, how Rafael Lemkin and Hersch Lauterpacht - the lawyers who brought ‘genocide’ and ‘crimes against humanity’ into international law - learned that the man they were prosecuting at Nuremberg – Hans Frank, Hitler’s personal lawyer and Governor General of occupied Poland – was responsible for the murder of their own families.
Copies of Philippe Sands book will be available for purchase on the night, with a book signing taking place immediately afterwards.
Date: Tuesday 24 January 2017
Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre
Doors open: 5.30pm, Teas and Coffees will be served at this point
Lecture starts: 6.00pm
Lecture ends: 7.15pm
This event is free to attend, however you are required to register before attending. Guests are politely asked to arrive prior to the lecture starting time. Late access will not be guaranteed and will be at the descretcion of the event organisers.
Please note that this lecture will be filmed.