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.
crimes against humanity
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.