Family Remembrances Program


Four lawyers from the Washington area, all descendants of attorneys purged from the practice of law by the Nazis in the 1930s, shared their stories at a “Family Remembrances” program in conjunction with the Lawyers Without Rights exhibit at the German-American Heritage Museum in downtown D.C.

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Dr. Michael Siegel, 1933

Munich lawyer Dr. Michael Siegel (1882-1979) had complained to Munich Police Headquarters in early 1933, when one of his clients was taken into 'protective custody'. He had the legs of his trousers cut off and was led through Munich's inner city streets barefoot with a board around his neck that read: "I will never complain to the police again!"

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Official Anti-Jewish Acts Project NEW

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The Official Anti-Jewish Acts Project, a compendium of worldwide antisemitic laws and regulations going back to 410 BCE, has made available this list of laws targeting Jews just in Nazi-era Germany. Various professions, such as lawyers, journalists, writers, doctors, and athletes, are identified in this period account of official legal documents.

Recent Venues

(click on each venue for additional information)
City, State
FIU College of Law Miami, FL
Trager Family Jewish Community Center Louisville, KY
Anne W. Grande Law Library Minneapolis, MN
Florida Holocaust Museum St. Petersburg, FL
Temple Beth Am Miami, FL
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida Orlando, FL

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Cleveland, OH
Law Library Association of St. Louis St. Louis, MO
Columbus School of Law – The Catholic University of America Washington, DC
The Jewish Center of Princeton Princeton, NJ
Stetson University College of Law Gulfport, FL
Osterhout Free Library
Wilkes-Barre, PA

Queens County Supreme Court

Jamaica, NY
Kings County Supreme Court Brooklyn, NY
San Diego Law Library San Diego, CA
Capital Hilton Washington, DC
Golda Meir Library University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI
Fayette Circuit Court Lexington, KY
Nassau County Supreme Court Mineola, NY
Belmont University College of Law Nashville, TN