Laura Jockusch, "Jewish Honor Courts: The Quest for Retribution in the Postwar Jewish World"

Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair in Holocaust Studies

Laura Jockusch is the Albert Abramson Assistant Professor of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University.

In the wake of the Second World War, despite the urgent demands of daily existence, people across Europe concerned themselves with issues of justice. How should perpetrators be punished? Who had collaborated with the Germans? Jews in Displaced Persons camps set up their own system—the honor courts—to try individuals charged with betraying the Jewish people. Those who had served as kapos or members of the Jewish police or Jewish councils in ghettos were the most likely to come under investigation. For many years, the honor courts were a taboo subject, and their hundreds of cases remained unstudied. Professor Jockusch will discuss her groundbreaking research on honor courts.

At this event we will pay tribute to Chancellor Emerita Rose Wolfe (1916–2016), whose remarkable support made this and so many previous events possible.

Presented with the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Centre for European Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Department of History with support from the Ed and Fran Sonshine Fund in Holocaust Studies.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. Limited seating.

Date & Time
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 4:00pm

Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place