This seminar will examine the large-scale war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Nazi Germany during World War II, as well as arguably similar occurrences during the 1990s in the former Yugoslavia and in Africa. We will focus on three questions of history, law, and ethics.
After the list of book titles are two links related to the Nuremberg war-crimes trials, which will be the subject of our first session.
|Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial, by Joseph E. Persico (Amazon or Barnes); and|
|Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust, by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen (Amazon or Barnes); and|
|Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West, by David Rieff (Amazon or Barnes); and|
|Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War, by Mark Bowden (Amazon or Barnes); and|
|We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda, by Philip Gourevitch (Amazon or Barnes).|
|A page on the Nuremberg Trials, and on World War II and war-crimes trials generally|
|A recent article about a Nuremberg court reporter|
For corrections, comments, and questions, please e-mail John Setear.
This page was last updated on 6/27/2000.