Jewish Press of Pinellas County

New exhibit looks at ‘lawyers without rights’ in Nazi Germany

A new exhibit exploring how the Third Reich undermined the rule of law by taking away rights of Jewish lawyers will open next month at the Florida Holocaust Museum.

A panel discussion will coincide with the opening on Thursday, June 1. Experts will tackle topics integral to the exhibit, “Lawyers Without Rights: The Fate of Jewish Lawyers in Berlin after 1933” including the implications of a failed rule of law in the post-Weimar Republic. The panelists will also discuss the current state of Holocaust education in Florida schools. The discussion will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg.

The exhibit tells how the German government systematically undermined fair and just law through humiliation, degradation and legislation leading to expulsion of Jewish lawyers and judges.

The program is free and open to the public; seating is limited. RSVP is required to Without-Rights or call the museum at (727) 820-0100.

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