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The Holocaust and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Jay Winter


Presented with the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation at Monash University

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.



Jay Winter

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 Cultur... Read more


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