Theatre and Music Performance “Song of Good and Evil. East-West Street”
Center for Urban History of East Central Europe
The Institute for Human Sciences
The musical performance based on the best-selling book “East-West-Street: Return to Lviv” has come about with the participation of its author – Philippe Sands, a lawyer who took part in the high-profile international trials on genocide and human rights violations. The performance will be a part of a scientific conference dedicated to Austrian and Ukrainian cultural relations. The “Song of Good and Evil” offers a new look at the Nuremberg Trial and the history of contemporary international law through the fate of three lawyers. This is a story about two graduates of the University of Lviv, Hersch Lauterpacht and Raphael Lemkin, who invented the legal terms for the most terrible crimes of the 20th century – “crimes against humanity” and “genocide”. The third one – Hans Frank, Governor-General of the occupied Poland – was later convicted of these crimes. The performance invites viewers to discover the unfamiliar story that changed Lviv, the international law and the modern world.