holocaust remembrance

Bystanders & The Holocaust

Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance

If you are a bystander and witness a crime, should intervention to prevent that crime be a legal obligation? Or is moral responsibility enough?




Hear from Dr. Amos Guiora who address these profoundly important questions and the bystander-victim relationship from a personal and legal point of view. The son of Holocaust survivors, and grandson of grandparents who did not survive, Guiora examines the role of the bystander non-intervention then and its impact on society today.

Dr. Amos Guiora, born in Israel to Hungarian Holocaust survivors, is an Israeli-American professor of law at S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, specializing in institutional complicity, enabling culture, and sexual assaults. He authored "The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust" and recently released "Armies of Enablers: Survivor Stories of Complicity and Betrayal in Sexual Assault" a book which focuses on cases of sexual assault from USA Gymnastics, Michigan State University, Penn State University, Ohio State University and the Catholic Church.

Guiora is committed to sharing survivor stories to propel change, which is essential to protect future survivors. Only by hearing stories do we fully understand the power of the enabler and the pain they cause the survivor.

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