Professor studying Holocaust bystanders

Amos Guiora, a law professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, is an expert on counterterrorism and national security, and now is writing a book about bystanders and the Holocaust. It is set to publish in 2017. He is spending the summer in the Netherlands interviewing Holocaust survivors and bystanders about their experiences during World War II. He previously published an article examining aspects of Kristallnacht, the event that took place on Nov. 9-10, 1938, when Germans stood by as Jewish businesses and synagogues were burned, tens of thousands of Jews were arrested, and nearly a hundred were killed. Guiora’s current research in the Netherlands focuses on questions such as, “What do we learn from the Holocaust in general, regarding the bystander? What is the responsibility of the individual in the face of unmitigated racism and hatred? What is the most appropriate application of the painful lessons that can be learned from the tragic events?” Guiora is available to speak about his summer research, the legal issues still at play and his forthcoming book.
Phone: 216-470-6386 | Email:| Skype: AmosGuiora