Lawyers without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under the Third Reich

March 1, 2013

What’s Happening

Thursday, April 11, 5:30–8 pm

An exhibit and panel discussion at Old Dominion University will explore what happens when the rule of law is obliterated.

The exhibit, Lawyers without Rights, was created by the German Federal Bar and has been shown in more than 80 cities worldwide. It depicts how Jewish lawyers and jurists were barred from German courts beginning in 1933, and how individual rights and the Rule of Law were obliterated during the Nazi era.

The program begins at 6:30 pm with opening remarks by The Honorable G. William Whitehurst, Ph.D. former U.S. Congressman and professor of History and Political Science at Old Dominion University.

A panel discussion featuring The Honorable U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division Professor Frederick Lubich, Ph.D. professor of German, Old Dominion University with moderator Susan R. Blackman, Esq., Willcox & Savage, P.C. follows.

This event is free and open to the public. R.S.V.P. by April 8 to Farideh Goldin: fgoldin@odu.edu.

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