WBEZ | nazi http://www.wbez.org/tags/nazi Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Deborah Lipstadt: The Eichmann Trial http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/deborah-lipstadt-eichmann-trial-106568 <p><p>The capture of Nazi leader <strong>Adolf Eichmann</strong> in 1960 in Argentina, and his subsequent trial by an Israeli court, electrified the world and sparked an international debate over how and by whom Nazi war criminals should be brought to justice.</p><div>Award-winning historian <strong>Deborah E. Lipstadt</strong>&rsquo;s 2011 book, &quot;<em>The Eichmann Trial</em>,&quot; examines not only the trial but also the dramatic effect that Holocaust survivors&rsquo; courtroom testimony had on a world that until then had commemorated the Holocaust without fully understanding what the victims and survivors actually had experienced.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Lipstadt is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, and the author of several books on the Holocaust, including &quot;<em>History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier</em>&quot; and &quot;<em>Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory</em>.&quot;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The &quot;New York Times Book Review&quot; described Lipstadt as having &ldquo;done a great service by&hellip; recovering the event as a gripping legal drama, as well as a hinge moment in Israel&rsquo;s history and in the world&rsquo;s delayed awakening to the magnitude of the Holocaust.&rdquo;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Lipstadt was a historical consultant to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and helped design the section of the Museum dedicated to the American Response to the Holocaust. In 2012 President Obama reappointed her to the U.S. Holocaust Council.<br />&nbsp;</div><div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/EC-webstory_15.jpg" title="" /></div></div><p>Recorded live Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Elmhurst College.</p></p> Sun, 07 Apr 2013 13:50:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/deborah-lipstadt-eichmann-trial-106568 Lars von Trier kicked out of Cannes Film Festival for Nazi comments http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-05-19/lars-von-trier-kicked-out-cannes-film-festival-nazi-comments-86766 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//blog/photo/2011-May/2011-05-19/Cannes Lars von Trier fist_Getty_Vittorio Zunino Celotto.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-May/2011-05-19/Cannes Lars von Trier_Getty_George DeKeerle.jpg" style="width: 298px; height: 394px; margin: 7px; float: right;" title="(Getty/Vittorio Zunino Celotto)">Lars von Trier, whose film <em>Melancholia</em> had its world premiere here at the Cannes Film Festival, was just made “persona non grata”&nbsp; at the Festival for incendiary comments he made Wednesday at the press conference following the first press screening of the film.</p><p>At the press conference, von Trier called himself “a Nazi,” claimed that he understood something about Hitler hiding in the bunker, and made other comments which could well be considered to be anti-Semitic.</p><p>The Board of Governors of the Cannes Festival held an extraordinary meeting Thursday morning, and condemned von Trier's remarks, saying that he had used the press conference as a forum for comments which the Festival finds unacceptable.&nbsp; As a result, the board decided to kick him out of the Festival, effective immediately.</p><p>Whether this only applies to von Trier personally, and what will happen to his film <em>Melancholia</em>, remains uncertain.</p><p><em>Melancholia</em> is in competition and might have well been in running to receive some kind of prize. <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-05-18/cannes-film-festival-2011-lars-von-trier-and-nicholas-sarkozy-86707">As I wrote in my post yesterday</a>, the film was generally well-received and generated considerable buzz in Cannes on Wednesday, where a madhouse atmosphere enveloped the crowd as it made its way into the theater for the screening.&nbsp;</p><p>No doubt that this is not the end of the story for von Trier. Some years ago, when he was given a special prize for technical achievement for his film “Zentropa” – a kind of consolation prize – he said that he had thrown it into the gutter.</p></p> Thu, 19 May 2011 16:24:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-05-19/lars-von-trier-kicked-out-cannes-film-festival-nazi-comments-86766 Neo-nazi convicted of threatening juror http://www.wbez.org/story/news/criminal-justice/neo-nazi-convicted-threatening-juror <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//neo nazi.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Jurors in Chicago have convicted an avowed neo-Nazi of encouraging violence against the foreman of a jury that convicted another white supremacist in 2004.</p><p>After a three-day trial, the jury agreed that William A. White of Roanoke, Va. effectively threatened the foreman by posting the man's name, photo, address and cell number online.</p><p>As the verdict was read in court Wednesday, that one-time foreman sat on a spectators' bench, leaned forward and cried. White turned to his attorneys and shook his head.</p><p>Defense attorney Nishay Sanan told reporters later that jurors acted out from fear and not based on facts of the case. He says he's confident the verdict will be overturned on the grounds White's posting was protected speech.</p><p>At sentencing, White faces a maximum 10-year prison term.</p></p> Wed, 05 Jan 2011 20:25:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/news/criminal-justice/neo-nazi-convicted-threatening-juror