Exhibit—Lawyers without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich-NOW SHOWING THROUGH MAY 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 through Mid-May 2021. [Please note this new extended exhibit period.]

The Law Library will partially reopen on Monday July 13. Reservations will be required to see the exhibit. Individuals and groups of up to 10 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 314-499-1046 or 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  Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, 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.   

Dr. William Meinecke, US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Lawyers Without Rights Opening Event a Big Success

Thanks to the 80 people who came out from the legal community, the Jewish community and the general community for the opening event for the exhibit "Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich."  We heard from Rene Morency with the American Bar Association (ABA) Human Rights Committee about the origins and importance of this ABA traveling exhibit.  Our keynote speaker, Dr. William Meinecke, Historian with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC, spoke about "Law, Justice and the Holocaust." The exhibit itself runs until June 9, 2020.    


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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/