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18:45 - 20:00 27 November 2013

My father - the good Nazi?


Pearson Lecture Theatre | Pearson Building (link Map)
UCL, Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

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Philippe Sands, Professor of Law, UCL, Philippe Sands joined the Faculty of Law at UCL in January 2002. He is Professor of Law and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals in the Faculty, and a key member of staff in the Centre for Law and the Environment. His teaching areas include public international law, the settlement of international disputes (including arbitration), and environmental and natural resources law. He is a regular commentator on the BBC and CNN and writes frequently for leading newspapers.

Otto von Wächter was an indicted war criminal implicated in the deaths of thousands of Jews. So how can his son Horst refuse to condemn him? For several years the speaker has been researching a book on the origins of international criminal law and its connection with Lemberg. Horst, the son of Lemberg’s Nazi governor, Otto von Wächter, spoke to him about the legacy of the past.

The talk will be based on their conversations.


Sara BenIsaac
+44 (0)207 679 3520 | ijs@ucl.ac.uk


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