International traveling exhibit, “Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich,” Feb. 27–March 31

Exhibit is a portrait of the fate of Jewish lawyers in Germany — stories that speak to how the Nazis purged Jewish lawyers as one of the early steps to attack the rule of law in their country.

The Department of History at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo invites the university community and the public to the international exhibit “Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich.” The exhibit has been shown in more than 40 cities in Germany and throughout the world, and is on its third and final stop here in Hawai‘i.

The exhibit will be at UH Hilo’s Mookini Library from Feb. 27 through March 31, 2015.

About Lawyers Without Rights

More than 70 years after its horrors unfolded, the Holocaust still has stories to reveal and lessons to share. This exhibit begins to provide a portrait of the fate of Jewish lawyers in Germany — stories that speak to how the Nazis purged Jewish lawyers as one of the early steps to attack the rule of law in their country.

Opening of the exhibit
DATE: Friday, Feb. 27
RECEPTION: 6:00 p.m. at the Mookini Library Lānai
PRESENTATIONS AND OPENING: 7:00 p.m. presentations by Michael Bitter, Department of History, and Valerie Grab, Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i, and exhibit opening.

Sponsored by the UH Hilo College of Arts and Sciences’ history, political science, and administration of justice programs in conjunction with the American Bar Association and German Federal Bar. The German Federal Bar, known as the Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer, is the national bar of the Republic of Germany and based in Berlin. Since the agreement was developed between the two bar associations, the exhibit has appeared in more than a dozen cities in the United States.

For more information, contact Kerri Inglis.