“Lawyers Without Rights”
LIST OF EVENTS
Filmabend at the GAHM: Nirgendwo in Afrika
Thursday, September 8th, 6:30 pm
In 1938, the Redlich family flees to Kenya from Nazi Germany to escape the increasing persecution of Jewish-Germans. Walter, a former lawyer, finds work as a farm manager and sends for his wife and daughter, who adjust to their new environments at drastically different paces.
Lawyers Without Rights Opening Reception featuring Executive Director Stephan Göcken of the German Federal Bar (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer)
Thursday, September 15th, 6:30pm
Stephan Göcken, Executive Director of the German Federal Bar (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer) will speak on the collaboration of his organization and the American Bar Association (ABA) in the development of Lawyers Without Rights. Light refreshments will be served.
Filmabend at the GAHM: Die akte General
Thursday, September 29th, 6:30pm
German-Jewish Attorney General Fritz Bauer is determined to try Nazi war criminals in 1959 Frankfurt. Bauer aids in the arrest of Adolf Eichmann in Argentina by tipping off Mossad, Israel’s national intelligence agency.
Kaisertreu: The Descendants of German-Jewish War Veterans Speak. Co-hosted by the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
Thursday, October 6th, 7:00pm
Join us for a fascinating lecture and discussion surrounding those Germans of Jewish faith who proudly fought for the Kaiser during WWI, only to be persecuted decades later. Senior Government Affairs Adviser Oliver Moss and John Friedman, Manager of Sustainability at WGL Holdings, Inc. will share their own family’s experiences, attempting to answer the question-what does it mean to be Jewish and German-American.
“How they Helped Build the American-German Relations after the War – German-Jewish Émigré Lawyers and Otto L. Walter the Distinguished German-American of 1988”
Tuesday, October 18th, 7:00pm
Werner Hein, Esq., board member of the German-American Heritage Foundation, will speak on the significant contributions German-Jewish jurists who escaped Nazi Germany and fled to the U.S. have made to the building of the German democracy and the German-American relations after World War II. Among those lawyers to be presented is Otto I. Walter, Esq., 1998 honoree of the Foundation’s Distinguished German-American award, who is also featured in the ongoing exhibit of Lawyers Without Rights and who had worked on some projects with Werner Hein. Light refreshments will be served.
“The Real Post-War German Miracle: Jewish Jurists’ in the BRD” featuring Speaker Dr. Russell Miller of Washington and Lee University School of Law
Friday, October 21st, 7:00pm
We will close our exhibit with a presentation by Dr.Russell A. Miller, a distinguished Washington and Lee law faculty since 2008. His teaching and scholarly research focuses on comparative law theory and methods, comparative constitutional law, German law and legal culture, and public international law. Dr. Miller will lecture on Jewish attorneys in the Federal Republic of Germany following WWII. Light refreshments will be served.