The 1945-1949 Nuremberg trials brought Nazi leaders to justice for their crimes, including World War II aggression and crimes against humanity. But as those trials began, the enormity of what we know as the Holocaust was barely understood by the prosecuting Allied nations. Professor John Q. Barrett (Professor of Law at St. John’s University, biographer of Nuremberg chief prosecutor and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson) will discuss how the Nuremberg trials began to uncover and prove the Nazis’ systematic extermination of Jews, especially at Auschwitz.

Free; advance registration recommended