Join us as we commemorate Yom Hashoah with a virtual event featuring Nazi war crimes prosecutor Eli M. Rosenbaum followed by a service led by Rabbi Zucker Tuesday, April 18, beginning at 7:00PM.
In his 38-year Justice Department career, Eli M. Rosenbaum has investigated and prosecuted human rights violators from World War II Nazi criminals to Rwandan genocidaires and beyond. Under his leadership as Director of the Justice Department’s former Office of Special Investigations (OSI) from 1995 to 2010, his office won more cases against Nazi criminals than did the governments of the rest of the world – combined. In 2020, in his most recent Nazi case to go to trial, a new U.S. “cold case” record was established (75 years) for the longest time span between the commission of crimes and those crimes being proved in a court of law. In June 2022, Rosenbaum was appointed by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to serve as the Justice Department’s first Counselor for War Crimes Accountability and to head the agency’s newly created War Crimes Accountability Team, to coordinate the Justice Department’s efforts to pursue accountability in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School, he is based in the DOJ Criminal Division’s Human Rights and Special Prosecution Section and is the recipient of numerous awards, among them the Anti-Defamation League’s Heroes in Blue Award and the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service.