The virtual panel discussion "Ethics, Justice and the Holocaust" considered the issue of medical ethics during, and in response to, the Holocaust.
The panellists discussed educational initiatives that drew on the history of the Holocaust to develop ethical leadership in the contemporary context. The event marked the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Doctors Trial (9 December 1946), and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December) and Human Rights Day (10 December). Speakers included Herwig Czech, Professor of History of Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Department of Ethics, Collections and History of Medicine; Stacy Gallin, Founder and Director, Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust; Avi Omer, Founder, Social Excellence Forum; Stephen D. Smith, Finci-Viterbi Endowed Executive Director, USC Shoah Foundation; Hedy S. Wald, Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. The event was moderated by Dr. Patricia Heberer Rice, Senior Historian, Division of the Senior Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.