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Lecture: Jim Crow and the Nuremberg Trials

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Join Dr. Graham Cox, Lecturer in the History Department at the University of North Texas, for a talk entitled "Seeking Justice for the Holocaust: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert C. Pell, and the Limits of International Law."

This talk focuses on how the United States was able to seek justice abroad after World War II without addressing racial inequality at home.

Following World War II, the Allies had the responsibility of creating an international legal protocol to prosecute Nazi officials at Nuremberg. Dr. Cox will discuss how U.S. policymakers limited the scope of new international law seeking justice for the Holocaust to avoid creating precedents that might boomerang on the United States and its own policy of racial segregation. By linking “crimes against humanity” with “aggressive war” and “conspiracy” to protect American sovereignty against accusations about its own unequal social order, US policymakers simultaneously and hypocritically proclaimed the United States as the moral leader of the postwar new world order.


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