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Plunder, Reparations, and Restorative Justice

December 1, 2021, 6-8 pm, West Village F20. A collaboration between the Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee and the Fall 2021 Open Classroom will bring Menachem Kaiser, author of Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure together in conversation with University Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University Margaret Burnham. What does reparation and justice look like for surviving generations of families with brutal histories who experienced immeasurable losses? Are there lessons to be learned from the German reparations that Holocaust survivors received?

This is a hybrid event. Northeastern students, faculty and staff are welcome to join in person but registration is required because of space limitations. Please register at

Members of the public are also welcome to register for this event. The live-stream link will be at

Co-sponsored by Northeastern University College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Departments of English and History, Africana Studies Program, Jewish Studies Program, Humanities Center, the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, the College of Arts, Media and Design, and by Boston3G.

Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure is available at the Northeastern University Library and at the bookstore. Copies will be for sale at the event.

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