Demjanjuk is subject of lecture by war crimes expert

Lawrence Douglas

Lawrence Douglas

Lawrence Douglas, a professor at Amherst College and a specialist on war-crimes trials, will discuss his forthcoming book, The End of Something: Demjanjuk in Munich, at a lecture 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Gallery of Kilcawley Center on the campus of Youngstown State University.

Douglas’ book examines the recent trial in Germany of former local resident John Demjanjuk for serving as an accessory to the murder of almost 28,000 Jews in the Sobibor killing center.

Douglas is the James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst. He is the author of The Memory of Judgment: Making Law and History in the Trials of the Holocaust (2001) and the forthcoming Reflections on the Glass Booth: A Jurisprudence of Atrocity.

Douglas’ talk is made possible by the Frances Shermer and Lillian Shermer Charitable Trusts. It is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the M-24 lot.