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About This Event

Time: April 17, 2019, 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. CDT

Ticket: Free, Registration Required

Location: Much Shelist, P.C.
191 N. Upper Wacker Drive #1800
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

  • Dr. Michael Siegel, a respected Jewish attorney from Munich, is forced to march barefoot through the streets with a sign around his neck that reads, "I am a Jew, but I will never again complain to the police." Bundesarchiv BILD 183-R99542
  • Dr. Michael Siegel, a respected Jewish attorney from Munich, is forced to march barefoot through the streets with a sign around his neck that reads, "I am a Jew, but I will never again complain to the police." Bundesarchiv BILD 183-R99542

Chicago Lawyers Committee Meeting

Join the Chicago Lawyers Committee to explore the legal system in Nazi Germany and the role of law in the Holocaust through the interpretation of images from the 1930s and 1940s.

Special emphasis will be put on the role played by jurists in the persecution of targeted minorities, the loss of judicial independence, and the reign of terror imposed by the Nazi legal system during World War II. The concluding discussion will examine the lessons of the Holocaust for American jurists in the United States today.

Speaker
William Meinecke, Historian, Leadership Programs, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

IL CLE credit is pending.

Lunch will be served.

This program is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. For more information, please contact the Midwest Regional Office at midwest@ushmm.org or 847.433.8099.