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ABA Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day with Public Exhibit on April 19

ABA Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day with Public Exhibit on April 19

By Gabriel McIntosh

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 28, 2012 —The American Bar Association, in cooperation with the German Federal Bar, will present on April 19 a public exhibit on the treatment of Jewish lawyers, prosecutors, and judges in Nazi Germany.

“Lawyers without Rights – Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich,” will be displayed at the ABA’s Washington, D.C., office from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Holocaust Remembrance Day, which begins the night before and runs until sundown on April 19.

“Lawyers without Rights” has been shown in more than 70 cities in Germany and throughout the world, including Chicago and San Francisco.  It depicts how Jewish lawyers and judges were barred from courts beginning in 1933, and how individual rights and the rule of law were utterly neglected during the Nazi era.

What:
“Lawyers without Rights – Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich”

When:
Thursday,
 April 19
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where
American Bar Association

740 15th St. NW
Washington, D.C., 20005

The American Bar Association is located one block from the White House and six blocks from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  There is no charge to attend this event. Please contact Phil Stamper at 202.662.1784 or phillip.stamper@americanbar.org with any questions or for more information.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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