The Law Enforcement and Society: Lessons of the Holocaust program enables law enforcement officers to examine the role their profession played in the Holocaust and challenges them to reflect upon their professional and personal responsibilities in a democracy today.
Established in 1999 and presented in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League, the program is suitable for recruit, in-service, and command professionals in law enforcement at the federal, state, and local levels. Each five-hour training session includes:
- a guided tour of the Museum’s Permanent Exhibition
- a discussion led by Museum educators on the role of police within the Nazi state
- an interactive examination of the role of police in American society today
During the Holocaust, the police were central figures not just in maintaining public order but also in combating so-called racial enemies of the Nazi state. They also played a key role in the concentration, deportation, and murder of Jews in Nazi-controlled Europe. Explore this history through the links below.