2014 Rule of Law Award

The Virginia Holocaust Museum in conjunction with the Virginia Law Foundation will commemorate Law Day on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 beginning at 4:00 PM. The 2014 Honoree and Law Day speaker is Former Judge Kirsten Goetze, most recently at the Central Office of Land Judicial Administrations, the German federal office responsible for investigating and developing criminal proceedings against Nazi war criminals. Judge Goetze prepared the landmark German criminal case against former death camp guard John Demjanjuk, who was convicted of participation in mass murder while serving as a guard at the Sobibor extermination camp in Poland in 1943. Judge Goetze is a native of Berlin and received her university education and training in the law there before entering upon her career as both a judge and prosecutor.

Program Schedule

4:00-5:30: Panel Discussion

Bringing Nazi War Criminals to Justice in America and Germany: the Legacy to the History of the Holocaust.

5:45-6:45: Reception

Honoring Judge Goetze and officials from OSI in the U.S. Department of Justice

7:00-8:30: Award Ceremony

Lecture by Judge Kirsten Goetze, Preparing the German Criminal Case Against John Demjanjuk.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 -
4:00pm to 8:30pm