Yom HaShoah - A Day of Remembering the Holocaust

Learning & Conversation with Philippe Sands, author of The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive, with Randy Schoenberg and Rabbi Sharon Brous. Introduction by Mark Quigley in honor of Sharon Gillerman z”l.

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We dedicate our Yom HaShoah learning, lovingly, to Prof. Sharon Gillerman z”l, who taught so many about the Shoah and its enduring legacies. Her warmth, her presence and her brilliant scholarship and mentorship continue to inspire and bless our community.


Philippe Sands is a British and French lawyer at Matrix Chambers and Professor of Laws and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals at University College London. A specialist in international law, he appears as counsel and advocate before many international courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights and the International Criminal Court. He is the author of seventeen books on international law, including Lawless World (2005) and Torture Team (2008). His book East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity (2016) has been awarded numerous prizes, including the 2016 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. His latest book is The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive (2020) about Otto Wächter.

Randy Schoenberg is an American lawyer and genealogist specializing in legal cases related to the recovery of looted or stolen artworks, particularly those by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. Schoenberg is widely known as one of the central figures of the 2015 film Woman in Gold, which depicted the case of Maria Altmann against the government of Austria.

Rabbi Sharon Brous
is a leading voice in reanimating religious life in America, working to develop a spiritual roadmap for soulful, multi-faith justice work in Los Angeles and around the country. Brous is the senior and founding rabbi of IKAR, which was started in 2004 and has become a model for Jewish revitalization in the US and beyond.