Reflections on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Posted on Monday, May 9th, 2016

On the 4th May, René Cassin Trustee Alexander Goldberg spoke at the Memorial Seminar in honour of Clemens N.Nathan. Clemens Nathan was a long time friend and colleague of Monsieur René Cassin. The Memorial Seminar was organised to look at contemporary reflections on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


On Clemens Nathan, Alex said that ‘Clemens Nathan was a mentor and friend. He was the quiet man of the Jewish community: he got things done without a fanfare and in my opinion deserved more public recognition for his role in fighting for the rights of Holocaust survivors, of promoting human rights and for engaging in real diplomacy’

On the relevance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to the Jewish community Alex wrote ‘That it is important is without doubt. Borne out of the ashes of the Shoah, Clemens and I both believed that the Declaration was a global attempt to proclaim the imperative ‘never again’.

You can read his full remarks here.