Omaha Public Radio News
3:39 pm
Thu September 15, 2011

Nazi War Crimes Prosecutor will Speak at Creighton University

Omaha, NE – Creighton University's School of Law will mark the 50th anniversary of the trial of Adolph Eichmann with its International Law Lecture, featuring a talk by Justice Gabriel Bach.

Mike Kelly, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and International Programs, says Justice Bach is a former Israeli Supreme Court Justice who served as the second chair prosecutor during Eichmann's trial. In 1961, Eichmann was tried for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Jerusalem.

Kelly says Justice Bach spent more time one on one with Eichmann while investigating Eichmann's crimes than anyone other than the defense counsel. He says he hopes the lecture provides closure for some of the remaining holocaust survivors.

Kellys says what Creighton Law School is doing is, "creating an environment where the survivors of the holocaust can actually meet the man who helped put away the architect of the holocaust. I mean these are victims from that crime living here amongst us."

The International Law Lecture takes place at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 22nd in Creighton's Harper Center.

More information is available online at Creighton.edu/law.