Exile, Deportation or Death: The fate of Jewish Lawyers under the Third Reich
(© BArch, Bild 146-1973-074-87)
On the evening of May 8, the day when World War II ended 67 years ago, German Consul General Busso von Alvensleben attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition “Lawyers without rights – Jewish lawyers under the Third Reich” at Camden County Community College in Cherry Hill, NJ.
The exhibition, presenting the lives and fates of German-Jewish lawyers under the Nazi regime, was initiated by the German Federal Lawyers’ Association in 1998 and has since then been shown in numerous locations throughout Germany and worldwide. The presentation in Cherry Hill was made possible in close co-operation with the Camden County Bar Association.
Consul General von Alvensleben highlighted the exhibition’s importance for our lives today: "The exhibition aims at restoring the dignity of the persecuted, banished and in many cases murdered Jewish lawyers. It reminds us to fight against all kinds of deprivation of rights, marginalisation and persecution, wherever in the world. It calls upon our individual responsibility and obligation to never let it happen again.”
The exhibtion will be shown in Cherry Hill through May 18, followed by other venues in the United States.