Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Law, Justice and the Holocaust

If you’ve appreciated Justice Fybel’s presentations on the failure of the German justice system under Nazi rule, you may also want to attend the following event.

Law, Justice and the Holocaust.  Wed., Jan. 25, 2012, 5:30-7:30 p.m, UCLA Faculty Center.

The Nazi regime used the German legal system to strip legal and civil rights from Jews and other minorities to make them scapegoats for Germany's economic and political problems. How was that allowed to happen? What steps were taken to bring the judiciary in line with Nazi ideology? As we address our own political and economic issues in light of the current economic situation and concerns with homeland security, what lessons can we learn from that period in history?

Featured Speaker:  Dr. William F. Meinecke Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  Panelists:  David Kaye, UCLA School of Law; Laurie L. Levenson, Loyola Law School; Charles E. Patterson, Morrison & Foerster.Moderator: Stanley W. Levy, Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP.This event is being co-sponsored by Bet Tzedek, The UCLA School of Law and The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  RSVP by Jan. 19 at (323) 549-5831 or

Many thanks to Ben Shatz.