From Nuremberg to Izieu, to judge the crime against humanity - Dir. Dominique Vidaud
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Barbie trial, the Maison d'Izieu organized in May 2017 a day of meetings and exchanges with five major players in the hearings and seven eminent European historians, lawyers and political representatives. This book presents a transcription of these reflections.
The round tables on that day shed light successively on the notion of a crime against humanity as established and applied by the Allies; the importance of the Eichmann trial, which relaunched the prosecution of Nazi criminals; the role of memory activists in locating and bringing Klaus Barbie to justice in France; his trial and conviction for crimes against humanity in 1987 and the international impact of this exemplary trial.
This book presents all the presentations and debates, presents the documents cited during the exchanges as well as the biographies of the speakers, an index and a bibliography.