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Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader: Holocaust, Justice, and Guilt in Literature

Students in this unit analyze the novel The Reader for its standpoints on human rights and the concept of coming to terms with the past. They reflect on the concept of guilt and justice after human rights violations/crimes against humanity and relate the German past to a more personal present.

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Human Rights III: Contemporary Issues in Human Rights

Professors Jacqueline Bhabha and Robert Kirschner

University of Chicago


Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity

Professors Summer B. Twiss and Dan Maier-Katkin

Florida State University


Genocide and Human Rights

Professor Mort Winston

College of New Jersey


Debate: The Strengths and Weaknesses of the Nuremberg Trials

In this activity, students will draw from several relevant readings to debate the strengths and weaknesses of the Nuremberg Trials in terms of legal precedents set and also justice served.

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