Post Date: October 20, 2003

At 7 p.m. on October 21, the HLS Jewish Law Students Association will host a lecture by Joshua M. Green, the author of “Justice at Dachau: The Trials of an American Prosecutor.” The book explores the Dachau trials, which brought more than 2,000 guards and administrators of the Nazi concentration camps to justice. The events are told through the perspective of chief prosecutor William Denson, a 1937 graduate of Harvard Law School, who won 177 convictions–more than any other Nazi prosecutor.

Green’s remarks will explore the Dachau trials in light of recent international events. Among the questions he will discuss are: Can a victorious army fairly judge its defeated enemy? Who is entitled to due process? Are there degrees of guilt in such extreme cases? Does clemency have a role in war crimes trials?

This event, which will be held in the Austin East classroom, is free and open to the public.

The Harvard Jewish Law Students Association is a cultural, social, educational and religious organization that consists of more than 300 HLS students, Boston-area graduate school students and others who are interested in Jewish legal affairs or the affairs of the Jewish community at Harvard Law School.