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Courtroom 600 Education Project to Host Wine & War, a Virtual Benefit in Honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials

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Join us November 19th for an Evening of Stories, Wine, and History Featuring Best-Selling Authors Don and Petie Kladstrup and Master Sommelier Joseph Spellman

November 11, 2020, Chicago, IL – – The Courtroom 600 Education Project announced it will be hosting its first virtual benefit on November 19 at 7:30 pm CST, to provide teaching resources explicitly designed to engage today’s learners about the history of the Nuremberg Trials.

“Demand is soaring for remote learning resources that address today’s issues within a historical context that students can relate to in a digital environment,” said David Fript, a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow and Educational Advisor for Courtroom 600. “We’re here to tell the story behind the story of the Nuremberg Trials by using primary educational resources.”

The evening features authors Don and Petie Kladstrup who will share stories from Wine and War, their best-selling book about how French winemakers secretly yet boldly planned their defiance to the Nazis during WWII.  Master Sommelier Joseph Spellman will lead French wine tastings aligned with stories told, and Napa Valley Chef Brendan Byer will illustrate food pairings.

“We’re the only organization developing learning resources about the Nuremberg Trials designed for high school students,” noted Laurie Pasler who formed Courtroom 600 in 2016 after discovering a treasure trove of Nuremberg Army documents left by her father, who kept his involvement in the Trials a complete secret from the family.

Global business speaker and branding expert Sima Dahl will emcee the evening to include tasting Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee Brut Champagne, Joseph Drouhin Chorey-Les Beaune Burgundy, and Barton & Guestier Chateau Magnol wines.  People interested in attending can register here.

PROCEEDS TO SUPPORT HIGH SCHOOL REMOTE LEARNING PODCAST SERIES

All proceeds from the Wine and War event will support the ongoing development of four podcast educational modules for high school social studies classes.  This series provides teachers the ability to effectively cover WWII and the Holocaust using the four indictments at Nuremberg: Conspiracy, War Crimes, Crimes Against Peace, and Crimes Against Humanity.

ABOUT COURTROOM 600 AND DESCENDANTS MEDIA GROUP

Named after the room where the Trials took place in, Courtroom 600 is a Descendants Media Group initiative. Courtroom 600 was formed in 2016 by Laurie Pasler, after discovering a treasure trove of smuggled Nuremberg documents left by her father, who kept his involvement in the Trials a complete secret from the family. As an award-winning multimedia producer, designer and storyteller, Laurie was inspired to bring history forward by developing new, relevant learning resources about the Nuremberg Trials for younger and general audiences.

The mission of Descendants Media Group, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to connect communities, foster empathy and to help create a culture of peace, understanding, and tolerance through shared knowledge. Our goal is to make these resources free of charge to all teachers. To learn more, please visit Courtroom600.org..

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