Talk: Auschwitz Medical Crimes on Trial in London

The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London

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The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square Marylebone WC1B 5DP
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Mon 18th Sep 2017

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Where:The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP
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Times:18:30 - 20:00
Admission:Free, registration via The Wiener Library essential
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Part of The Wiener Library's Science + Suffering event series.

In this talk, Dr Aleksandra Loewenau will explore how the Dering v. Uris libel trial drew the attention of the British public to wartime atrocities, by placing those proceedings within an international context of post-war court trials.

In 1962, Dr. W?adys?aw Alexander Dering, a naturalized British citizen, former prisoner of Auschwitz and recipient of the Order of the British Empire, sued American novelist Leon Uris for libel. Dering claimed that the sentence: “Dr. Dehring performed seventeen thousand ‘experiments’ in surgery without anaesthetic”, which appeared in Uris’s Exodus published in 1958, was defamatory. The supposedly uncomplicated case turned out to be one of the most important court proceedings in post-war Britain.

Official Link: http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On?item=337



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