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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 in Democratizing Countries

Professor Catherine Buerger

University of Connecticut


Truth and Reconciliation or Justice and Vengence?

Professor Will Moore

Florida State University


Examining the Impact of Perpetrator Narratives on the Quest for Truth and Justice

In this activity, students will use the book, The Flight: Confessions of an Argentine Dirty Warrior, to identify and assess the various impacts that personal narratives can have on restorative and retributive justice efforts.

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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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