Plight of Jewish Legal Professionals under Nazis Focus of Law School Exhibit 2

Plight of Jewish Legal Professionals under Nazis Focus of Law School Exhibit

INDIANAPOLIS -LawFuel.com – The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will host a traveling exhibit that focuses on the plight of Jewish legal professionals in Nazi-controlled Germany.

The exhibit, “Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under the Third Reich,” runs April 20 to 28 in the Ruth Lilly Law Library on the first floor of Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York St. It will be available for viewing from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The traveling exhibit focuses on the fate of Jewish lawyers, judges, law professors and civil servants throughout Germany who were disbarred and stripped of the right to practice law shortly after the Nazis came to power in 1933.

In 1998, an Israeli lawyer asked the regional bar of Berlin for a list of Jewish lawyers whose licenses had been revoked by the Nazi regime. The bar decided not only to compile the list of names but to try to find out what happened to the lawyers. Some were able to leave the country, but many were incarcerated or killed. The Berlin bar’s research was transformed into the “Lawyers Without Rights” exhibit, with other regional bars adding their own information.

An opening day reception for “Lawyers Without Rights” will take place at 10:30 a.m. April 20 at the IU McKinney School of Law. Those interested in attending may RSVP to Shawn Dankoski at [email protected] or 317-274-4789.
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