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Welcome to our 2021 Betty & Shmuel Rosenkranz Oration with keynote speaker Professor Philippe Sands QC.

Seventy-five years since the Nuremberg Judgement, the international thought leader will weave together personal accounts and legal concepts to provoke thought about the notion of justice for mass crimes. 

Ahead of this prestigious event, Prof. Philippe Sands QC says he is excited to reconnect with the Melbourne Holocaust Museum to explore the ways characters from his books East West Street and The Ratline inspire him, “to protect and strengthen the ideals of decency and the rule of law.” 

Our annual Betty & Shmuel Rosenkranz Oration connects Melbourne audiences with leading Holocaust specialists to gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust within a global context. Previous keynote speakers include Dr Stephen D. Smith, Professor Michael Berenbaum, Paul Salmons and Emeritus Professor Dr Konrad Kwiet.    

The event will stream from the top of this webpage from 8pm Tuesday 9 November. A recording will be available to watch on demand in the same location after the conclusion of the livestream event.  

Read Prof. Philippe Sand QC’s writing

Local bookseller Readings offers a selection of Prof. Philippe Sand QC’s extensive, award-winning writing.

In his latest book, The Ratline (2020), Philippe draws on a remarkable archive of family letters and diaries to unveil a fascinating insight into life before and during the war, as a fugitive on the run in the Alps and then in Rome, and into the Cold War.