February 08, 2019

Panel examines anti-Semitism against lawyers during Holocaust and today

Panelists discuss rising anti-Semitism today and the role to speak out against injustice and unjust law during the Feb. 7 program, “Legal Lessons from the Holocaust: When Lawyers Remain Silent.” 

The program took place at the New York City Bar in celebration of the new ABA book, “Lawyers Without Rights: The Fate of Jewish Lawyers in Berlin after 1933.” Panelists included Minister Katarina Barley, German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection; lawyer Michael E. Tigar; and former U.S. Congresswoman and author Elizabeth Holtzman. ABC News legal analyst Dan Abrams served as moderator.  The Feb. 7 evening program, “Legal Lessons from the Holocaust: When Lawyers Remain Silent,” was sponsored by the ABA and German Federal Bar.