Judicializing history: Mass crimes trials and the historian as expert witness in West Germany, Cambodia, and Bangladesh
Henry Rousso warned that the engagement of historians as expert witnesses in trials, particularly highly politicized proceedings of mass crimes, risks a judicialization of history. This article tests Rousso's argument through analysis of three quite different case studies: the Frankfurt Auschwitz trial; the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia; and the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh. It argues that Rousso's objections misrepresent the Frankfurt Auschwitz trial, while...[Show more]
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