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Virtual: The Role of the German Legal Profession in the Holocaust: Complicity in and Support for the Nazi State's Antisemitic Objectives

Date: June 17, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm

Part of the ADL Central Division Summer Series

The German Nazi State’s objective of removing all Jews from Europe generally – and all of the land the Nazi State controlled more broadly – could not have been undertaken without the complicity and support of the German legal profession. In brief, the German legal profession was a willing and often enthusiastic accomplice to the tragic genocide. Practicing lawyers, prosecutors, and judges worked hand-in-glove with the Nazi leadership to convert Nazi policy objectives into the German legal code. Moreover, attorneys in numerous state agencies and ministries prepared government-issued pronouncements that both clarified the purpose of legislation and manipulated its implementation. This presentation will focus on the role played by the German legal profession in aiding and assisting the Nazis’ genocidal efforts against the Jewish population. 

Speakers: Don Smith Associate Professor of the Practice of Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law; Rachael Kamlet JD, LLM, Counselor at Law

Wednesday, June 17  | 2 pm | REGISTER HERE
Attendees do not need to have Zoom installed to participate. All sessions can be accessed through a computer, smartphone, or tablet.