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Forum on the Law: How the Courts Failed Germany

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum historian Dr. William Meinecke will outline the role of pre-World War II German courts in Nazi atrocities in his lecture 'How the Courts Failed Germany.'

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum historian Dr. William Meinecke will outline the role of pre-World War II German courts in Nazi atrocities in his lecture 'How the Courts Failed Germany.'

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum historian Dr. William Meinecke will outline the role of pre-World War II German courts in Nazi atrocities in his lecture 'How the Courts Failed Germany.'

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum historian Dr. William Meinecke will outline the role of pre-World War II German courts in Nazi atrocities in his lecture 'How the Courts Failed Germany.'

In collaboration with the Ohio Supreme Court, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland is hosting “How the Courts Failed Germany” in a program presented by a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum historian.

Dr. William Meinecke will outline the role of pre-World War II German courts in setting the stage for Nazi atrocities at the federation’s Mandel Building in Cleveland on Thursday, September 6. Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor will introduce Dr. Meinecke’s lecture that is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

This is the second time Dr. Meinecke has presented this topic for the Ohio Supreme Court’s Forum on the Law program. He spoke about the courts’ role in Nazi Germany in November 2010. The lecture marks the eighth in the Forum on the Law program that features regional, national and international authorities who address contemporary or historic legal topics.   Additional co-sponsors include the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Dr. Meinecke joined the museum’s Education Division in 1992, and he has worked extensively with law enforcement officers, judges, prosecutors and attorneys in the Law, Justice and Holocaust training program for the past 12 years.  His book, Nazi Ideology and the Holocaust was published by the museum in December 2007.

There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited. To request seating, contact philplan@jcfcleve.org or call 216.593.2860 by August 30. (Please include your name and the names of your guests.)

The Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education has approved this course for 1.25 general credit CLE hours.

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