The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law

Figuring Women into the Nuremberg Trials Narrative

Discussion on the roles that women played at the Nuremberg trials, as prosecutors and defense counsel, as witnesses, and as journalists, analysts, interpreters, and administrators.

Post-World War II international criminal justice owes much to the writings of men at Nuremberg–not only in legal pleadings, judgments, and subsequent treaties, but also memoirs and movies that celebrated rugged American heroes’ forensic brilliance in a foreign venue. This talk will focus on roles that women played at the Nuremberg trials, as prosecutors and defense counsel, as witnesses, and as journalists, analysts, interpreters, and administrators. Establishment of these women’s places at Nuremberg will help reshape the narrative of those trials, and with it, understanding of the ongoing project of international criminal justice.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER 

Diane Marie Amann is the first-ever Breslauer, Rutman and Anderson Research Fellow at the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research. She holds the Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law and since mid-2017 she has served as a Faculty Co-Director of the Dean Rusk International Law Center at the University of Georgia School of Law.

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Sponsors: The Promise Institute for Human Rights; International and Comparative Law Program