SOAS University of London

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

American Hero: A discussion of FDR's Ambassador for war crimes prosecution, Congressman Herbert Pell

Dr Graham Cox (University of North Texas), Dr Dan Plesch (CISD SOAS)

Date: 11 July 2019Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 11 July 2019Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: KLT

Type of Event: Panel Discussion

Herbert Pell (father of Senator Pell) served as FDR's Ambassador to the 1943-1948 UN War Crimes Commission. The Commission whose work was suppressed by the exigencies of the Cold War supported thousands of successful prosecutions of the Axis, and backed indictments of Hitler and others for the death camps in 1944. A key figure in this prelude and sequal to Nuremberg, Pell enthusiasm led to his dismissal.

Panellists will be Dr Graham Cox, author of "Seeking Justice for the Holocaust, Herbert Pell vs the US State Department, and Dr Dan Plesch, author of Human Rights After Hitler.

Organiser: CISD, Eccles Centre

Contact email: fe5@soas.ac.uk