The Holocaust and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Jay Winter
The passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in December 1948 was the last act of World War II – and the first act of the post-war human rights movement. In the first in a three-part lecture series, running once per Wheeler Centre program throughout 2013, Jay Winter examines the role of René Cassin – drafter of the Universal Declaration – in making human rights a fundamental form of Holocaust commemoration.
Presented with the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation at Monash University
Jay Winter is Charles J. Stille Professor of history at Yale University. He came to Yale from the Cambridge where he took his doctorate, and taught history from 1979 to 2001 and was a Fellow of Pembroke College. He is the author of Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History (1995); Remembering War (2006) and Dreams of Peace and Freedom (2006). He is currently the Distinguished Visiting Professor at Monash University.