Law and the Holocaust : U.S. cases and materials

Bazyler, Michael J., author
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  • Creator Michael J. Bazyler and Robert M. Jarvis
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Durham, North Carolina : Carolina Academic Press, [2018] © 2018
  • Physical Details
    • xxi, 789 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • ISBNs 9781611630152, 1611630150, 9781531008321
  • OCLC on1030553024


  • "[This book] uses federal and state court decisions to teach students about one of humanity's greatest calamities. Part I situates the Holocaust as a legal event. Part II focuses on the prosecution of Nazi war criminals. Part III describes the efforts of Holocaust victims to obtain financial compensation through civil lawsuits. Lastly, Part IV considers the extent to which the First Amendment protects modern Nazis. The first casebook of its kind, Law and the Holocaust features 71 principal cases, 295 notes, 26 statutory appendices, 31 photographs, and 3 maps." -- Publisher's website.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Part I. Introduction -- A. Overview -- B. Nazi history. United States v. Goering; United States v. Ohlendorf; Extradition of Breyer -- C. Germany's judges. United States v. Altstoetter -- D. Early U.S. holocaust litigation. In re German Jewish Children's Aid Inc.; Holzer v. Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft; In the Matter of M.; In re Kohn's Estate; Lerner v. Huber -- E. Genocide and U.S. law. Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.; In re Arab Bank, PLC Alien Tort Statute Litigation -- Part II. Punishing the Perpetrators -- A. Overview -- B. The IMT, Dachau, and NMT trials. United States v. Goering; United States v. Weiss; Flick v. Johnson -- C. The Eichmann trial. Attorney General v. Eichmann -- D. U.S. deportation proceedings. United States v. Hansl; Petkiewytsch v. Immigration and Naturalization Service; United States v. Demjanjuk -- E. Nazi hunting. Degrelle v. Simon Wiesenthal Center -- Part III. Restituting the Victims -- A. Overview -- B. Standing. Zivkovich v. Vatican Bank; Schoeps v. Andrew Lloyd Webber Art Foundation -- C. Jurisdiction. Bennigson v. Alsdorf; Alperin v. Franciscan Order -- D. Statutes of limitation. Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation; Grosz v. Museum of Modern Art; Vineberg v. Bissonnette -- E. Forum non conveniens. Fischer v. Magyar Államvasutak Zrt. -- F. International comity. United States v. Portrait of Wally -- G. The political question doctrine. Burger-Fischer v. Degussa AG; Whiteman v. Dorotheum GmbH -- H. The foreign affairs doctrine; American Insurance Association v. Garamendi -- I. Foreign sovereign immunity. Republic of Austria v. Altmann; de Csepel v. Republic of Hungary; Simon v. Republic of Hungary -- J. The act of state doctrine. Bernstein v. Van Heyghen Freres Societe Anonyme; Bernstein v. N.V. Nederlandsche-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart-Maatschappij; Von Saher v. Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena -- K. Post-judgment matters. Stanford v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue; Grunfeder v. Heckler; Rosner v. United States -- L. Ethical concerns. WIP Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Prenzlauer Berg mbH v. Sutton; In re Fagan; United States v. Belgorodskaya -- Part IV. Other Vestiges -- A. Overview -- B. "Weltanschauung"; Kober v. Kober; Rosenfeld v. Rumble; Werner v. State; Rebmann v. Rohde -- C. Memorabilia. Yahoo! Inc. v. La Ligue Contre Le Racisme et L'Antisemitisme; Price v. United States; Rosenberg v. Zimet -- D. Historiography. Tewarson v. Simon; Society of Survivors of the Riga Ghetto, Inc. v. Huttenbach; Carlsen v. City of Portland; Weiss v. American Jewish Committee; Yara v. Perryton Independent School District; Mt. Ivy Press, L.P. v. Defonseca; McCalden v. California Library Association; In the Matter of the Application of Action and Protection Foundation -- E. Neo-Nazis. Grutzmacher v. Chicago Sun-Times, Inc.; In re Hale; Village of Skokie v. National Socialist Party of America; Pritchard v. Carlton; Lewis v. Wilson; State v. Stalder; United States v. Allen; Slavin v. Artus -- F. Hyperbole. Smith v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Gilbert v. DaimlerChrysler Corporation; Fernwood Mobile Home Park v. Almeyda; Hawkins v. Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; T.E. v. Pine Bush Central School District -- Part V. Appendices. Appendix 1 Nuremberg Laws (1933-35); Appendix 2 London Declaration (January 5, 1943); Appendix 3 Moscow Declaration (October 30, 1943); Appendix 4 Potsdam Agreement (August 1, 1945); Appendix 5 London Agreement (August 8, 1945); Appendix 6 International Military Tribunal Charter (August 8, 1945); Appendix 7 Göring et al. Indictment (October 6, 1945); Appendix 8 Control Council Law No. 10 (December 20, 1945); Appendix 9 Displaced Persons Act (June 25, 1948); Appendix 10 Genocide Convention (December 9, 1948); Appendix 11 Luxembourg Agreement (Israel-West Germany) (September 10, 1952); Appendix 12 Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (October 21, 1976); Appendix 13 Holtzman Amendment (October 30, 1978); Appendix 14 U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council Act (October 7, 1980); Appendix 15 Two Plus Four Agreement (September 12, 1990); Appendix 16 Nazi Persecution Payments Act (August 1, 1994); Appendix 17 Holocaust Victims Redress Act (February 13, 1998); Appendix 18 U.S. Holocaust Assets Commission Act (June 23, 1998); Appendix 19 Rome Statute (July 17, 1998); Appendix 20 Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act (October 8, 1998); Appendix 21 Washington Principles (December 3, 1998); Appendix 22 Holocaust Restitution Tax Fairness Act (June 17, 2002); Appendix 23 Terezin Declaration (June 30, 2009); Appendix 24 Terezin "Guidelines and Best Practices" (June 9, 2010); Appendix 25 No Social Security for Nazis Act (December 18, 2014); Appendix 26 Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery ("HEAR") Act (December 16, 2016)
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