Expert Witnesses and Advisors

As an additional part of the authenticity of the proceedings, the litigators of both sides interrogated actual expert witnesses in the relevant fields, be it history, medicine, social psychology, bioethics or sociology. These included:

  • Prof. Alon Chen, President Elect of the Weizmann Institute for Science, and the former Director of Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry
  • Dr. Christiane Druml, UNESCO Chair on Bioethics, Medical University of Vienna
  • Dr. Etienne Lepicard, Ashkelon College
  • Dr. David Deutsch, Research Fellow, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Prof. Sheila Faith Weiss, Clarkson University
  • Prof. (Emeritus) Micha Poper, Dept. of Psychology, Haifa University

And the additional academic advisors:

  • Prof. Paul Weindling, Oxford Brookes University
  • Prof. (Emeritus) William E. Seidelman, MD., University of Toronto
  • Adv. Arie Barnea, State of Israel and Yad Vashem Education Prize Laureate
  • Prof. Sheldon Rubenfeld, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Prof. Yuval Shany, Chairman of the United Nations Human Rights Committee

Professional actors from Israel and Germany portrayed additional key figures:

  • The renowned Israeli actor Alex Ansky as the defendant, Prof. Ernst Rüdin
  • Actress Michaela Maxi Schulz from Berlin as Mrs. Elvira Manthey (Hempl), a T4 survivor who was active in raising awareness to the plight of the victims of Nazi Racial Hygiene.