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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

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9603 Woods Dr
Skokie, IL 60077 US

August 2021

From Lawbreakers to Lawmakers: Working with Nelson Mandela

August 8 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Dr
Skokie, IL 60077 US
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Join us for a conversation with Judge Albert “Albie” Louis Sachs, anti-apartheid activist who was appointed Judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa by Nelson Mandela and chief architect of the post-apartheid constitution; and Justice Irwin Cotler, international human rights lawyer who served as Counsel to Nelson Mandela during his imprisonment and current Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights. Moderated by Juliet S. Sorensen, Clinical Professor of Law, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

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Lunch & Learn: Opposite Mandela

August 12 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Dr
Skokie, IL 60077 US
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Tony Leon occupies a unique place in history; as leader of the opposition, he served opposite Nelson Mandela during the most turbulent and exciting times in contemporary South African politics. In this talk, Leon draws from lessons learned while working with Mandela and others, and contends that the miracle that brought about democracy in South Africa is due for a renewal. Tony Leon obtained his law degree at the University of the Witwatersrand where he was the President of Law Studies Council and…

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Book & Author: “Mengele: Unmasking the ‘Angel of Death'”

August 19 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Dr
Skokie, IL 60077 US
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Aided by the role he has assumed in works of popular culture, Josef Mengele has come to symbolize the Holocaust itself as well as the failure of justice that allowed countless Nazi murderers and their accomplices to escape justice. Whether as the demonic doctor at Auschwitz who directed mass killings or the elusive fugitive who escaped capture, Mengele has loomed large in the memories of his surviving victims and in the imagination of a broad public. As chief of investigative…

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