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'Pursuing Justice: Nuremberg’s Legacy' exhibit, events commemorate trials' 65th anniversary

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Stephen Gaies, professor, English language & literature, 319-273-3870, gaies@uni.edu

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, staceychristense@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --In commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials, the Grout Museum District and the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education will co-sponsor "Pursuing Justice: Nuremberg's Legacy." The exhibit, created by the Florida Holocaust Museum, will be on display at the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum from April 5 through June 4.

The exhibit will focus on two sets of trials: the International Military Tribunal, held Nov. 20, 1945, through Oct. 1, 1946, that tried the major Nazi war criminals, and 12 subsequent trials held Dec. 9, 1946, through April 13, 1949.

Several related events will take place in the Jean and Clair Parker Theater in the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, Professor Gregory S. Gordon, director of the University of North Dakota Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies, will speak on "The Legacy of Nuremberg." Gordon has extensive experience in international criminal justice, having worked with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the U.S. Department of Justice (Criminal Division's) Office of Special Investigations.

Three films will also be shown in the theatre: the 2006 documentary  "The Nuremberg Trials" (Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m.); the 1961 Academy Award-winning film "Judgment at Nuremberg" (Saturday, May 14, at 1 p.m.); and the 2000 television docudrama "Nuremberg" (Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m.).

Admission is free to the speaker and film showings; regular admission applies to the exhibit. For more information, contact the Grout Museum District at (319) 234-6357, www.groutmuseumdistrict.org or see the Grout Museum District on Facebook. Additional information can also be found through the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at (319) 273-3870 or www.uni.edu/chge.