Trial of the Propagandists

Professor Harry Reicher, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Scholar-in-Residence, Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, examines the postwar trial of the major war criminals at Nuremberg, which included the first confrontation in an international court of the role of propaganda in inciting hatred. The judgment paved the way for major atrocities
falling within the legal definition of Crimes Against Humanity, a notion reflected in the statutes of all major modern courts and tribunals trying egregious atrocities and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in the 1948 Genocide Convention, which stated that “direct and public incitement to commit genocide” is a crime. Preceded with a free reception and exhibit viewing of the State of Deception exhibit. National Archives at Kansas City, 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation for any of these free programs call 816-268-8010 or email kansascity.educate@nara.gov.