Two lectures from Fall 2019 that were cancelled due to severe weather have been rescheduled:
- Escape from Nazi Germany and the Holocaust to Shanghai, now scheduled for March 3rd, and
- Actual Innocence in Michigan: An Update from the Michigan Innocence Clinic, now scheduled for May 5th.
Both lectures are scheduled from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at Washtenaw Community College.
These lectures were included in the Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) Session 1, the All DLS, and the All Lecture Series packages. If you have already paid for the individual lecture or any of these packages, you do not need to pay for them again. New registrations are being accepted as well.
Escape from Nazi Germany and the Holocaust to Shanghai (March 3rd)
Tuesday, March 3, 10:00-11:30am
Speaker: Berl Falbaum, former Political Reporter for the Detroit News
Hitler came to power in 1933. At that time there were approximately 500 thousand Jews in Germany and approximately 180 thousand Jews in Austria. They were loyal to their country, were part of the government, and fought for Germany in World War 1. Hitler had a plan to annihilate the world’s Jews. Jews were stripped of their citizenship, their property taken over and their means of a livelihood destroyed. Jews were given a limited amount of time to find a country that would take them, otherwise they would be thrown into concentration camps. Aside from the Dominican Republic, Shanghai was the only place that remained open to these refugees without requiring a visa. Approximately 20 thousand German, Austrian and Polish Jews were able to make the trip.
Actual Innocence in Michigan: An Update from the Michigan Innocence Clinic (May 5th)
Tuesday May 5, 10:00-11:30am
Speaker: Professor David Moran, Clinical Professor of Law, Michigan Innocence Clinic, University of Michigan
Professor Moran will speak about the problem of wrongful convictions in Michigan and how the Michigan Innocence Clinic investigates and litigates cases where persons have been wrongfully convicted but there is no DNA evidence to test. Professor Moran will discuss several recent cases in which the Michigan Innocence Clinic has achieved exonerations for its clients.