“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
From 22 to 25 November, the seminar "Shoah, Genocides and Crimes Against Humanity" brings together 25 outstanding Spanish jurists with the objective of illustrating the legal dimensions of the Holocaust.
The seminar was organized with the cooperation of the Mémorial de la Shoah (Paris), the Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz (Berlin), the Nuremberg Trials Museum (Nuremberg), and the Spanish General Council of Advocates.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain had previously co-organized two seminars about the legal dimensions of the Holocaust and their implications in the present in order to create a framework to promote a more complete and systemic approach to these issues among Spanish jurists. This new initiative reinforces the Spanish approach towards the Holocaust, including the education dimension and other important aspects.
High-ranking members of the Spanish Council of State, the General Council of the Judicial Power, the Supreme Court, and the General Council of Advocates and Law Professors will participate in the current seminar. The program includes conferences and meetings with German and French experts and public officials, as well as Spanish diplomats.
The seminar begins in France at the Mémorial de la Shoah, and will continue in Germany with visits to the Nuremberg Trials Museum and the Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz. There will also be a guided visit to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial.
Click here to view the full program of the event (in English).