Experts will discuss topics integral to the exhibit, including the historical implications of a failed rule of law in the post-Weimar Republic, and the current state of Holocaust education in Florida schools.
“Lawyers Without Rights: The Fate of Jewish Lawyers in Berlin after 1933” is about the rule of law and how one government – the Third Reich in Germany – systematically undermined fair and just law through humiliation, degradation and legislation leading to expulsion of Jewish lawyers and jurists from the legal profession. As the rule of law comes under attack today throughout the world, Lawyers Without Rights tragically portrays what can happen when the just rule of law disappears — replaced by an arbitrary rule by law that sweeps aside the rights and dignity of selected populations. The story of the fate of Jewish lawyers in Berlin and all of Germany is more than a historical footnote; it is a wake-up call that a system of justice free of improper political considerations remains fragile and should never be taken for granted.
The program is free and open to the public, seating is limited, RSVP is required.