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 SRU 'Holocaust Remembrance Program' to Offer Inside Look at Nuremberg Trials 




Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.ed 



          SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – A look inside the famed Nuremberg Trials presented by a lead prosecutor against one of the most notorious criminals of World War II and a historical review of genocide will be detailed when Slippery Rock University presents a two-part “Holocaust Remembrance Program.”

          The first public lecture will be held at 4:30 p.m. March 4 in Swope Music Hall, featuring Whitney Harris, professor emeritus at Southern Methodist University Law School, with the second set for 4:30 p.m., April 1 in Miller Auditorium presented by Dr. Christopher Browning, an American Holocaust historian. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

          Harris, who has had a distinguished career as an attorney, professor and naval officer, opens the series with an address titled “Nuremberg and the Rule of Law.” At the 1945 trials, he presented the case against Ernst Kaltenbrunner, head of the Third Reich’s security apparatus and now known as one of the most notorious criminals of the war. In 1999, the third edition of Harris’ history of the Third Reich titled “Tyranny on Trial” was released and was widely recognized for its unique use of testimony and documentation from the trial to describe the rise and fall of Hitler’s Nazi regime. The latest edition of the book contains new chapters on the controversial International Criminal Court recently established by the United Nations.

          The respected lawyer was also responsible for helping create Washington University School of Law’s Institute for Global Legal Studies.

The April 1 address delivered by Dr. Christopher Browning, a professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is titled “The Path to Genocide: Launching the Final Solution.” He is the author of “Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland.” He also has written about the Nazis use of slave labor and the decisions that led to the Holocaust.

          The lectures, organized by Dr. Richard Martin, professor of government and public affairs, are sponsored by SRU’s College of Business, Information and Social Sciences and the department of government and public affairs.

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