Immediate Release: July 1, 2005
Event: War Crimes and International Law: The
Legacy of Nuremberg
Date: July 10 - 14, 2005
Location: Truman Presidential Museum & Library
Contact: Holly Milledge, 816-268-8245
Presidential Museum & Library offer July programs on
Independence, MO - The Truman Presidential Museum & Library and the Harry S. Truman Library Institute, in cooperation with the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, will host a one week national teacher conference from July 10th-15th, 2005. Leading scholars will present information and teaching strategies on the following topics: the legal and historical foundations of war crime prosecutions, the Holocaust's legacy, the Nuremberg and Tokyo war crimes tribunals, the legal issues and precedents resulting from those trials, and post-WW II prosecution for acts of genocide and war crimes occurring in other nations.
In conjunction with
the Teacher Conference, three programs will be offered to the public.
Admission is free. Reservations for any of the programs may be made by
contacting the Central Ticket Office at 816-235-6222.
The Legacy of
director of the Sigi Ziering Institute at the University of Judaism, discusses
the continuing impact of the trials of Nazi war criminals. Dr. Berenbaum
was former project director of the creation of the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum and director of its Research Institute and former president
and CEO of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation.
The Law of War
Robert H. Jackson
and Telford Taylor: Nuremberg Prosecutors
The Truman Presidential Museum & Library is one of eleven Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. It is located at U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware in Independence, Missouri. For more information on the Museum and programs, call (816)268-8200 or visit www.trumanlibrary.org.