The Holocaust Litigations: Defining Guilt, Extracting Reparations – With William Lerach

Date/Time
01/17/2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Location
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Sponsored by Philip and Gayle Tauber

On Wednesday, January 17, the HLHW series will feature William Lerach, a leading securities lawyer in the US who will shed light on how eliminationist antisemitism may have been the main reason behind the Nazis’ lethal assault on European Jews, but there was also a profit motive: for some, the Holocaust was an opportunity for economic exploitation. This is the story of a small band of American lawyers who, 50 years after the fact, exposed the widespread complicity of major Swiss banks and multi-national German corporations in the Holocaust. Among the lawyers involved in this long-overdue attempt at Wiedergutmachung was William Lerach. In this lecture, Lerach discusses the litigations that recovered stolen property worth several billion dollars. Besides his involvement in some of the largest law suits in recent yearshe has pursued numerous high-profile human rights litigations, including suits for laborers in Saipan’s garment factories, American WW II POWs forced to work in Japanese weapons factories, and victims of the Holocaust. A member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, Lerach is the recipient of the prestigious Legacy Laureate award from the University of Pittsburgh. Patrick Patterson, a professor of history at UC San Diego, will provide an introduction and comments.

To learn more about UC San Diego’s Holocaust Living History Workshop, contact Susanne Hillman at HLHW@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-7661. For information about accessible parking on campus, click here.


Parking Information

All visitors to the UC San Diego campus are required to display a valid parking pass. The closest parking to the Geisel Library is the Hopkins parking structure. More information about parking on campus.

Driving Directions from North of UC San Diego

  1. Take I-5 southbound past the 5/805 split.
  2. Take Genesee Avenue exit westbound (right off freeway).
  3. Take Genesee Avenue to North Torrey Pines Road.
  4. Turn left on North Torrey Pines.
  5. Turn left on to North Point Drive.
  6. Follow North Point Dr. through the stop signs; as it curves right it will become Hopkins Drive.
  7. Continue on Hopkins Drive until you reach Voigt Drive.
  8. The Hopkins parking structure is at the corner of Voigt Drive with entrances on both Hopkins and Voigt Drive.

Driving Directions from South of UC San Diego

  1. Take I-5 northbound.
  2. Take La Jolla Village Drive westbound (left off freeway).
  3. La Jolla Village Drive turns into North Torrey Pines Road. Stay on it to North Point Drive.
  4. Turn right on North Point Drive.
  5. Follow North Point Dr. through the top signs; as it curves right it will become Hopkins Drive.
  6. Continue on Hopkins Drive until you reach Voigt Drive.
  7. The Hopkins parking structure is at the corner of Voigt Drive with entrances on both Hopkins and Voigt Drive.
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