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Funk Family Upstander Speaker Series: Eli Rosenbaum

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Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Zoom
Date Thu, Sep 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1h
Details Eli Rosenbaum is the longest-serving prosecutor and investigator of Nazi criminals and other perpetrators of human rights violations in world history. Under his leadership, the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Special Investigations (OSI) gained a reputation of being the most aggressive and effective Nazi hunting organization in the world, exposing Nazi war criminals living in the United States. Over the last decade, Rosenbaum has continued to pursue perpetrators of World War II-era war crimes, trying cases in this area as recently as March 2020, and investigates and prosecutes modern human rights cases. Join the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum for a unique look inside the Justice Department's hunt for and prosecution of human rights violators.

Space is limited! Please register for one ticket per device used. This virtual event will take place on the online platform Zoom. A link to join will be sent to registered guests via email one hour before the start of the program.

Register here.

The Funk Family Upstander Speaker Series showcases individuals and organizations who stand up for human rights on a local, national, or global level.

Named in loving memory of Blanche & Max Goldberg | Fannie & Isaac Funk.

About Eli Rosenbaum
A veteran of the United States Justice Department, Eli Rosenbaum was Director of the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) from 1994 to 2010 and currently serves as the Director of Human Rights Enforcement Strategy and Policy for the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions (HRSP) Section. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School. Under his leadership, OSI also performed crucial work for the federal government’s inter-agency efforts to trace gold, artwork and other assets looted by the Nazis from Holocaust victims and also to locate, declassify and disclose millions of pages of documents under the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act of 1998. He has also worked as a corporate litigator and as General Counsel of the World Jewish Congress, where he directed the investigation that resulted in the worldwide exposure of the Nazi past of former United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim. Rosenbaum’s published works include Betrayal: The Untold Story of the Kurt Waldheim Investigation and Cover-Up.

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