Friends of Aeon donate as little as US$5
a month and enjoy exclusive benefits.

Aeon is not-for-profit and needs your support.

Become a Friend now

Save and annotate
your favourite articles

Engage with
the Aeon editors


Receive Aeon's
monthly ebook

J David Velleman
Philosopher, NYU

J David Velleman is a professor of philosophy and bioethics at New York University. His latest book, co-authored with Herlinde Pauer-Studer, is Konrad Morgen: The Conscience of a Nazi Judge (2015).

Written by J David Velleman

Ethics of a Nazi judge

Konrad Morgen prosecuted his fellow Nazis, but not for the Final Solution. How should history judge him?

Herlinde Pauer-Studer & J David Velleman