The Question of Restitution: From Post Holocaust to Post Colonial Struggles

  • Starts6:00 pm on Monday, April 3, 2023
  • Ends7:30 pm on Monday, April 3, 2023

Professor Bilsky's lecture will discuss the struggles of two victim groups, jewish scholars after WWII and Kenyan and German activists, to create inventory lists for large-scale restitution of looted books and cultural artifacts, challenging the traditional conception of restitution in legal discourse.

Leora Bilski is the Benno Gitter Chair in Human Rights and Holocaust Research at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, and director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights. She has published extensively on law and the Holocaust, transitional justice, political trials, criminal international law, and feminist legal theory. She is currently working on the history of genocide and cultural restitution.

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University.

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