Christian Delage

Visiting Professor of Law


M.A. 1977, University de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne

Ph.D. 1985, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

Areas of Expertise

Film and the Law


Christian Delage is a historian, filmmaker, and frequent Cardozo visitor. Since the mid-1990s he has worked on the history of the Holocaust, the filmed record of the liberation of the Nazi camps, and the Nuremberg trials. In 2006, his book La Vérité par l'image: De Nuremberg au procès Milosevic was published in France, and in 2007 his documentary Nuremberg: The Nazis Facing Their Crimes premiered at Lincoln Center. He also served as a policy advisor on the filming of the Khmer Rouge trials, and produced Cameras in the Courtroom, a documentary discussing the issues of filming trials.


Professor Delage has shaped the permanent exhibition of the Compiegne's Internment and Deportation Memorial. He also curated an exhibition on the liberation of the Nazi camps by the U.S. Army, at the Paris Mémorial de la Shoah (2010), and at the New York Museum of Jewish Heritage (2012). His last film, From Hollywood to Nuremberg: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens, has just won an award from the SCAM (an association gathering all the French Documentary filmmakers).


In fall 2013, Professor Delage will publish at Upenn press, Caught on Camera: Film in the Courtroom from the Nuremberg Trials to the Trials of the Khmer Rouge. In winter 2013, he will take over as Director of the Institut d'histoire du temps présent, a research laboratory of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique.

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