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October 27, 2004 Reading was Jean Améry s At the Mind s Limits and excerpts from Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil . Both readings deal with the Holocaust. 1942 – Allies (Britain, US, and Soviet Union) state intention to prosecute war criminals October 1945-October 1946 – International Military Tribunal tries 22 major war criminals Nuremberg Trials – adjudicated subsequent to International Military Tribunal by American military tribunal (majority tried were high ranking officials – crimes included medical experimentation, deportations, forced labor, etc.) Questions of justice: What does it mean for the enforcer? for the victim? What is the obligation of the victim to give testimony or forgive/reconcile? Moral circumstances that normally are aberrant were simply abiding by the morality available at the time. Statute of limitations – limit to when war crimes could be prosecuted (limit was extended and eventually abolished altogether) Améry had a bitterness and anger towards the freedom of the perpetrators Fanon reference: act out to rectify feelings of alienation What brings about healing? How does one move forward to find peace and justice? major war criminals – actions were not directly/geographically located
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