International Conference Marking 50 years for the Eichmann's Trial

University of Haifa March 6-8 2011.

Invitation (PDF)

The Eichmann's Trial, opened April 11' 1961 has brought the Holocaust of European Jewry to consciousness world wide. Following the trial began an extensive discussion in the fields of History, Law, Ethics, Education and Moral, that continues throughout this day.

Marking 50 years to the opening of the trial, the Ghetto Fighters House Museum, University of Haifa and Tel-Aviv University have joined in order to reexamine this unique juridical, historical event and to evaluate over the time distance its impact and cultural legacy.

The Conference will open on March 6, 2011 in the Ghetto Fighters House Museum, that at the time received a major role preparing for the trial and keeps the defendant's glass chamber that have become the trial's symbol. During the additional two days the conference will take place at the University of Haifa and at Tel-Aviv University.

The conference will focus on the social, cultural, political and juridical contexts in which the trial took place, as well as its long lasting impact on consciousness regarding the Holocaust, research on the matter, the educational system, cultural and juridical discourse and its political implications in Israel and throughout the world.

The conference is built as an Inter-Disciplinary encounter and its goal is not only presenting papers and publications but also to open a space for extensive discussions among participants.

The organizing committee:

Prof. Arieh J. Kochavi, Head of the School of History, Head of the Institute for Holocaust Research, University of Haifa

Prof. Jose Bruner, Director, Minerva Institute for German History. Professor of Philosophy of Science and History of Ideas. Buchmann Faculty of Law and Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas

Prof. Hanna Yablonka, teaching in the Jewish History department, Ben Gurion University; incumbent historian of the Ghetto Fighters Museum


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