Commemoration of Nuremberg Trials

Presented by the Loyola Center for the Study of Law and Genocide

Friday, November 20, 2015
9:15 am - Check-in
9:45 am - 3:00 pm - Panel Discussions

The ONLY event to live-stream the official commemorative ceremony in Nuremberg -- program includes a live stream of commemorative events being held in the courtroom of 600, Palace of Justice, Nuremberg.

Nuremberg: The Greatest Criminal Trial in Modern History

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the start of the trial of the Major Nazi War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal (IMT) in Nuremberg Germany. The trial began at 10 a.m. on November 20, 1945 with a public reading by the American, British, French and Soviet  prosecutors of the indictments. It ended 315 days later, on October 1,1946, with 22 verdicts read out by the IMT judges. The Allied judges convicted 19 Germans, including the No. 2 Nazi Hermann Goering, and acquitted three.

On October 15, 1946, those sentenced to death were hanged, with the exception of Goering who committed suicide. The last execution was carried out at 2:45 a.m.     

Nothing more attests to the vibrancy of the Nuremberg legacy than the statement of Louise Arbour, the former chief prosecutor for the Yugoslav and Rwandan war crimes tribunals: “Collectively, we’re linked to Nuremberg. We mention its name every single day.” In the same vein, the International Law Section of the ABA held a conference in November 2005 on the 60th anniversary titled "Nuremberg and the Birth of International Criminal Law." 

To mark the occasion of the start of the IMT Trial, American Jewish University and Loyola Law School of Los Angeles will hold a conference on November 20, 2015, exactly 70 years after the start of the trial. 

The conference will focus on the Nuremberg idea, its implementation seventy years ago, and its modern impact on law and society.

Nuremberg today is not just a name of a city in Bavaria. It is an idea created 70 years ago that serves as the guidepost for how perpetrators of genocide and other atrocities should be dealt with worldwide.    

The conference proceedings will be published in a special issue of the Loyola International and Comparative Law Journal. 


Courtroom of the 90s (G202)
Loyola Law School
919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA  90015 

General admission: $50
Non-LLS students:  $25
LLS/AJU students:  free

Register Here

Special Video and Live Phone-in Appearance

Benjamin B. Ferencz
The last-living Nuremberg prosecutor
Chief prosecutor, Nuremberg Einsatzgruppen Trial, 1948


Professor Stan Goldman
Director, Center for Study of Law and Genocide, Loyola Law School


Professor Michael Bazyler
Professor of Law and The 1939 Society Scholar in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies
Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Chapman University

Professor Michael Berenbaum
Professor of Jewish Studies and Director, Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical
and Religious Implications of the Holocaust 
American Jewish University

Professor David Glazier
Loyola Law School, Former US Navy Warfare Officer

Professor Gregory S. Gordon
Associate Dean (Development/External Relations)
Director, PhD-MPhil Programme
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law

Rabbi Stan Levy
Founding National Director of the Bet Tzedek Holocaust Survivors Justice Network

Hon. Rolf Treu '74
California Superior Court, Los Angeles County






Walk-Ins Welcome!

Courtroom of the 90s (G202)
Loyola Law School
919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA  90015 

General admission: $50
Non-LLS students:  $25
LLS/AJU students:  free