Contemporary Lessons on Judging and Justice from the Holocaust



  • Available Until 1/1/2024
  • Class Time 1:00 PM ET
  • Duration 85 min.
  • Program Code 017



Join us for a program exploring the role of judges and the courts during the Holocaust and the relevance that experience has for judges today.

Judges were among those inside Germany who might have effectively challenged Hitler’s authority, the legitimacy of the Nazi regime, the hundreds of laws that restricted political freedoms and civil rights, and the guarantees of property and security. And yet the overwhelming majority did not. What lessons does that experience provide for judges and courts today?

Open to all, and of particular interest to judges, the program will consider:

  • key historical context and lessons
  • current relevance for judges

BJI Executive Director Judge Jeremy Fogel will be joined by Dr. Will Meinecke of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to discuss the history of the judiciary during the Holocaust; Judge Fogel and United States District Judge Rya Zobel will discuss the relevance of that history for judges today.

This course does not offer CLE credit.