UC Santa Cruz will present a lecture by UC Hastings College of the Law Professor Morris Ratner titled "A Monument Man in the Courtroom: Litigating the Holocaust," on Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m., at UCSC’s University Center.
Admission is free and open to the public, with pre-registration encouraged to ensure a seat in the case of a sold-out event.
Ratner is best known for prosecuting Holocaust-era private law claims against Swiss, German, Austrian, and French entities that profited from Nazi atrocities. These organizations profited by retaining dormant bank accounts, failing to pay on life insurance policies, and benefitting from the use of slave labor.
Ratner’s litigation resulted in a series of settlements that, together, yielded payments in excess of $8 billion to victims of Nazi persecution.