Current Special Exhibit
Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under the Third Reich
In partnership with the American Bar Association and German Federal Bar
Temporary Exhibition | June – August 2022
Lawyers Without Rights exhibition is about the rule of law and how one government – the Third Reich in Germany – systematically undermined fair and just law through humiliation, degradation, and legislation leading to the expulsion of Jewish lawyers and jurists from the legal profession. As the rule of law comes under attack today in both developed and Third World countries, Lawyers Without Rights tragically portrays what can happen when the just rule of law disappears – replaced by an arbitrary rule by law that sweeps aside the rights and dignity of selected populations.
The story of the fate of Jewish lawyers in Berlin and all of Germany is more than a historical footnote; it is a wake-up call that a system of justice free of improper political considerations remains fragile and should never be taken for granted.
Special thanks to our local exhibit sponsors:
The 2022 cultural season is presented in part through generous funding from: