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Philippe Sands: “East West Street: On the Origins of ‘Genocide’ and ‘Crimes against Humanity’”
Date:Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Admission: $15; Members/students $10
Location: Jewish Public Library
Address: 5151 Côte-Ste-Catherine
Description:
JEWISH BOOK MONTH – OPENING EVENT

The Paul and Babey Trepman Memorial Fund of the JPL and the MHM presents
Philippe Sands talking about his book “East West Street: On the Origins of ‘Genocide’ and ‘Crimes against Humanity’”

Philippe Sands’ Baillie Gifford Prize-winning book for non-fiction is a compelling family memoir that intersects with the story of the Jewish legal minds that sowed the seeds for human rights law at the Nuremberg trials.

The evening will include the author’s personal exploration of the origins of modern justice, interspersed with images and musical excerpts by Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Misraki and Leonard Cohen, interpreted by Guillaume de Chassy (piano).

One of the world’s leading human rights lawyers, Philippe Sands is the author of sixteen books on international law and President of English PEN.

Introduced by Nicholas Kasirer, Justice with the Quebec Court of Appeal.
Tickets: 514.345.6416
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