Auschwitz Medical Crimes on Trial in London

Auschwitz Medical Crimes on Trial in London

This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 18th Sep 2017

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. Władysław 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.

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Europe/London Auschwitz Medical Crimes on Trial in London 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, https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2017/09/18/auschwitz-medical-crimes-on-trial-in-london-149487 Wiener Library,29 Russell Square, London,London,

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