Join the Law Library Association and co-sponsoring organizations, ADL Heartland and St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, at a virtual lecture connected to the ongoing exhibit, "Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich."
The lecture, "Jewish Lawyers and the Fight Against Fascism: 1926-1933," will take place on Wednesday March 3 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.
During the Weimar Republic, German-Jewish lawyers fought aggressively against antisemitism and fascism. Initially, lawyers focused on prosecuting anti-Jewish libels and insults. It was a strategy that assumed German judges would be fair and the German public would be persuaded by reasonable court decisions. Both assumptions proved faulty, and Jewish legal defense efforts changed quickly in the period of Hitler’s rise to power. This talk will focus in particular on the career of Bruno Weil, one of the lawyers featured in the exhibit "Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich."
Our speaker is Professor Warren Rosenblum, professor of history and chair of the History, Politics and International Relations Department at Webster University in St. Louis. He is the author of Beyond the Prison Gates: Punishment and Welfare in Germany, 1850-1933, which won the Baker-Burton Prize of the Southern Historical Association. He has also published essays on the history of disability, eugenics and euthanasia, and antisemitism in modern Europe.
More information on how to register is coming soon. This program is free and open to the public.