Lecture: "Some Measure of Justice: Re-Examining the Holocaust Era Restitution Campaign of the 1990s"
Thu, April 22, 2010 • 6:00 PM • School of Law, Eidman Courtroom
This lecture is free and open to the public
The School of Law and the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at The University of Texas at Austin will co-sponsor a lecture by Michael R. Marrus, an expert in the Holocaust, law and history at the University of Toronto, entitled "Some Measure of Justice: Re-Examining the Holocaust Era Restitution Campaign of the 1990s"
In this lecture, Marrus will reflect on the Holocaust-era restitution campaign of the 1990s, drawing upon his recently published book on the subject. At the heart of his talk is a seldom-asked question: How does the recent encounter of the Holocaust with the law affect our historical understanding of the Jewish catastrophe?
Marrus is the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies in the Department of History, adjunct professor of law and former dean of graduate studies at the University of Toronto. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Member of the Order of Canada, he teaches courses in law and history. He has been a visiting fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford and the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has taught as a visiting professor at UCLA and the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
He is the author of, among other books, The Politics of Assimilation: French Jews at the Time of the Dreyfus Affair, Vichy France and the Jews (with Robert Paxton), The Unwanted: European Refugees in the Twentieth Century, The Holocaust in History and The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial, 1945-46. His most recent book is entitled Some Measure of Justice: The Holocaust Era Restitution Campaign of the 1990s.