Gerd Bucerius

Gerd Bucerius

  1. Date/Time

  2. Location

    Center for Jewish History

    15 W. 16th St.
    New York, NY 10011

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  3. Admission

    Members: Free for LBI/AFB members
    Non-members: $10

Gerd Bucerius was a member of the first democratically-elected Postwar German Parliament and founder/editor of Die ZEIT, one of the top weekly publications in Germany. Prior to these developments, however, he was a German lawyer who took great personal risks to represent Jewish clients during the Nazi Regime in Germany. Bucerius, driven by a sense of decency and justice, eventually took on several cases, including that of Hamburg-based businessman Arnold Bernstein who lost everything when forced to flee the country. The Postwar founding of Die ZEIT was influenced, in part, by a desire to help German readers understand their shameful past. As one journalist noted, Bucerius was filled with a sense of responsibility for the fate of Germany.

Although unique, Bucerius was not alone in his actions against Nazi mandates. In the Postwar era, German/Jewish lawyer/client relations only became more complex, producing historically unprecedented legal outcomes. Our three distinguished guests will address the still unraveling issues on this fascinating topic from their diverse perspectives and professional backgrounds.

with special guests

  • Dr. Michael Göring, CEO & Chairman, Zeit-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius
  • Mr. Henry Conston, of Counsel, Alston & Bird
  • Mr. Reinhard Humburg, Attorney at Law

Co-Presented with the American Friends of Bucerius / Zeit-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius