‘Justice in the Aftermath of the Holocaust’ Lecture at CSM Available Online

Katharina von Kellenbach

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Katharina von Kellenbach, a professor of Religious Studies and former Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, posed the question, “How do families and societies move beyond an event of mass violence, such as the Holocaust?” during her presentation at the College of Southern Maryland, Oct. 25. Her lecture, “The Mark of Cain: Justice in the Aftermath of the Holocaust,” sponsored by CSM’s Institutional Equity and Diversity Office and the Maryland Humanities Council, is available online through http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhASXKPPCaw&feature=share&list=ECBE69BC7E510576CD. During the lecture, von Kellenbach draws on personal experience to explore the moral, emotional and legal dilemmas of living with perpetrators in the period after a genocide, including how the practices of justice, forgiveness and remembrance can lead beyond the devastation of the past into new relationships between perpetrators, victims and their communities.