Second "Rosenburg Symposium" on 5 February 2013 in Nuremberg

The second symposium of the Independent Academic Commission at the Federal Ministry of Justice for the Critical Study of the National Socialist Past (IAC-FMJ) focused primarily on the responsibility of jurists. In the historic courtroom of the Nuremberg-Fürth Regional Court, where the Nuremberg Trials took place against the major war criminals and thereafter against NS jurists, academics spoke about their insights and contemporary witnesses provided information about their experiences.

Opening of the second Rosenburg Symposium

Words of welcome by Peter Küspert, President of Nuremburg Higher Regional Court

Words of welcome by Horst Förther, Deputy Mayor of the City of Nuremburg

Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, Federal Minister of Justice, on the topic of: "Die Verantwortung der Juristen für die Aufarbeitung des NS-Unrechts"

Dr. Christoph Safferling on the current status of the work of the IAC-FMJ's with a short discourse on the life and work of jurist Eduard Dreher

Gabriel Bach, former justice of the Israeli Supreme Court and deputy prosecutor of Adolf Eichmann: "Der Holocaust im Gerichtssaal: Das Strafverfahren gegen Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem - Vortrag und Diskussion"

Dr. Heinz Düx, retired Judge of the Frankfurt Higher Regional Court and former investigating judge in the Auschwitz trial on the topic: "Auschwitz im Gerichtssaal: der sog. Auschwitzprozess in Frankfurt - Vortrag und Diskussion"

Prof. Dr. Günter Hirsch, former President of the Federal Court of Justice on the topic: "Die bundesdeutsche Justiz und die Aufarbeitung von Justizunrecht - Vortrag und Diskussion"

Professor Dr. Hans-Ulrich Thamer on the topic: "Die juristische Aufarbeitung des Holocaust in Deutschland und weltweit: belastete und unbelastete Juristen - Vortrag und Diskussion"

Professor Dr. Eva Schumann on the topic of: "Fortwirken von NS-Juristen in der Bundesrepublik - Vortrag und Diskussion"

Prof. Dr. Manfred Goertemaker provides a preview of the Commission's upcoming work