Exhibit—Lawyers without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich-NOW SHOWING UNTIL MID-NOVEMBER, 2021

The Law Library Association of St. Louis is proud to announce that it is hosting the American Bar Association (ABA) Travelling Exhibit, Lawyers Without Rights:  Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under The Third Reich. The exhibit, never before seen in St. Louis, is at the Law Library Association from Sunday March 8, 2020 through November 15, 2021. [Please note this new and final extension for the exhibit.]

The Law Library is open to the public, but reservations are strongly recommended to see the exhibit. Individuals and groups of up to 25 people will be allowed in at a time. Masks and social distancing will be required. 

To make a reservation, email Library Director Gail Wechsler at gwechsler@llastl.org. Or call 314-622-4470. Reservations will be taken for Monday-Friday between 9 AM and 4 PM.

In addition to the Law Library Association, the exhibit is co-sponsored locally by ADL Heartland, the  St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, and the Jewish Federation of St. Louis-The Professional Society: Lawyers Division.

The exhibit consists of panels that tell the stories and describe the respective fates of dozen of attorneys and judges of Jewish descent who had their law licenses revoked under the Third Reich.

This exhibit, sadly, remains important and timely.  More than 70 years after its horrors unfolded, the Holocaust still has stories to reveal and lessons to share. This exhibit begins to provide a portrait of the fate of Jewish lawyers in Germany-stories that speak to how the Nazis purged Jewish lawyers as one of the early steps to attack the rule of law in their country.   

Learn more about and sign up for our closing lecture,  Discrimination, Degradation, Defiance:  Jewish Lawyers in Nazi Germany, which takes place on Tuesday November 9 (Kristallnacht). Go to our CLE page at llastl.org/CLE for more information and to sign up.  


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Thanks to our individual, corporate and organizational sponsors:

Gold Level: Gray, Ritter and Graham, P.C.
Silver Level: Anderson & Gilbert, L.C., Goldblatt + Singer
Bronze Level: Danna McKitrick, P.C., Jefferson Bank & Trust Co.
Platinum Level: Richard Abrams, Susan E. Block, Dan and Erika Cohn, Francis and Jean Duda, Rabbi Randy Fleisher, Leonard J. Frankel, Dr. Laura and David Goldmeier, Dr. Michael and Roberta Gutwein, Husch Blackwell,  Michael and Susan Mlynarczyk, Temple Emanuel, Jay B. Umansky, Congregation Shaare Emeth
Additional Supporters: Congregation B’nai Amoona, Dr. Gary and Marilyn Ratkin

Professor Leila Sadat

Thanks to all who attended our Program: Lessons of the Holocaust and Creation of the International Criminal Court

Thanks to all who attended this program focused on the creation of the International Criminal Court.  Special thanks to our presenter,  Professor Leila Sadat,  Washington University School of Law

This program was presented  in conjunction with the Law  Library Association exhibit, Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under The Third Reich.

Leila Sadat is the James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law at Washington University and Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, as well as Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.  

For more information and to hear a recording of the program, go to https://lawyerswithoutrights.com/


Warren Rosenblum

Thanks to All Who Attended the Virtual Lecture-Jewish Lawyers and the Fight Against Fascism: 1926-1933

The Law Library Association and co-sponsoring organizations, ADL Heartland and St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum sponsored a virtual lecture connected to the ongoing exhibit, "Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich" on March 3, 2021.

The lecture was "Jewish Lawyers and the Fight Against Fascism: 1926-1933." 

Many thanks to our speaker, Professor Warren Rosenblum, professor of history and chair of the History, Politics and International Relations Department at Webster University in St. Louis.