Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today

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Film screening and presentation

When: Sep 10 2011 - 5:00pm until Sep 10 2011 - 7:00pm
Where: EWC Gallery, John A. Burns Hall
What:

Siegfried Ramler, EWC Senior Education Fellow
Carole J. Petersen, Director of Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution

If you are interested in attending this cosponsored event, please submit your RSVP to ewcinfo@eastwestcenter.org by Wed, Sept. 7.

Cost is $20.00 for members of the sponsoring organizations and $25.00 for non-members.

Please see attached flyer for details.

Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today is a historic documentary about the Nazi war crime trials that New York magazine has described as “more powerful than any fictional courtroom drama could hope to be.” Join us for a special screening of excerpts from the film with personal reflections from educator Siegfried Ramler, who as a young interrogator and translator at the trials came into personal contact with Nazi leaders in the defendants' dock. Ramler will be joined by international law scholar Carole J. Petersen, who will discuss the trials’ impact on legal history.

As told in his memoir, “Nuremberg and Beyond,” Sig Ramler escaped the Nazi annexation of Austria and lived through the air blitz of London. He later became a young translator at the trials, where he helped pioneer techniques of simultaneous translation. His marriage to a Hawaiian court reporter at the trials led him to Hawai‘i and a long career at Punahou School as a language teacher, administrator and founding director of the Wo International Center.

Carole J. Petersen is director of the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at UH Manoa and teaches courses in international law and human rights at the William S. Richardson School of Law. She previously served as director of the University of Hong Kong’s Centre for Comparative and Public Law.

Co-sponsors:
East-West Center
Pacific and Asian Affairs Council
Friends of the East-West Center
Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution

Primary Contact Info:
Name: EWC Info
Phone: 944-7111