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Lunch & Learn (Online)

Join us once a month for a Lunch & Learn program to hear children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, notable speakers on timely issues, and historical experts.

All programs are virtual on Zoom and are open to everyone. Watch the program live to ask questions or participate in the chat. Or watch the recorded program at your convenience on our website.

Check out the many previous Lunch & Learn programs available for you to watch.



Coming up:

Covering Their TracksCovering Their Tracks: The Legal Case for Accountability and the Campaign for Justice from the French National Railroad for its Role in the Holocaust  

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm | Online | CLE Credit* 

With Lawyer Rafi Prober

*Attorneys can receive one credit from the Washington State Bar Association for attending this program or watching the recorded version. To receive CLE credits, you must also listen to two episodes of the podcast Covering Their Tracks (also available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts) in advance of this program.
Please join us for a discussion with lawyer Rafi Prober about the role he played in the pursuit of justice from SNCF, France’s national, state-owned railway, for transporting 76,000 Jews and thousands of others toward concentration camps during the Holocaust. SNCF was paid per head and per kilometer to do so, and for decades refused to accept accountability. 
In what would become a front-page, international campaign for accountability that set off a diplomatic crisis that rose to the highest levels of the American and French governments, this campaign for justice was waged in the courtroom, in state legislatures throughout the country, in the halls of Congress, in diplomatic negotiations, in corporate boardrooms and in the court of public opinion, ultimately resulting in an historic 2014 agreement between the United States and France in which France funded a more-than-$60 million compensation fund for the victims and their families. In collaboration with Tablet Studios, Rafi has helped to create a five-part documentary podcast that tells this extraordinary story, available here.
Rafi Prober is a partner and co-head of the congressional investigations practice at the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where he represents entities and individuals in high profile Congressional and other governmental investigations.  He previously served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice during the Obama Administration.  In addition to his traditional practice at Akin, Rafi has devoted significant time to pro bono efforts, including spearheading the firm’s pro bono representation of hundreds of Holocaust survivors and family members in their pursuit of justice from the French railroad company that was responsible for deporting these victims toward the death camps. 

Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed in these programs are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of the Holocaust Center for Humanity and its employees.    

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The Frances Roth & Stanley R. Schill Foundation     


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