Monthly Archives: December 2004

Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany after 1933

Detail of a Panel from "Lawyers without Rights"

In April 1933, shortly after the Nazis came to power, Jewish lawyers, judges, law professors, and civil servants throughout the judiciary system were disbarred and stripped of their right to practice law. The wide-ranging contributions of Jewish jurists in the late 19th and 20th century were disregarded.