Lawyers Without Rights: The Fate of Jewish Lawyers in Berlin after 1933 is about the rule of law and how one government – the Third Reich in Germany – systematically undermined fair and just law through humiliation, degradation and legislation leading to expulsion of Jewish lawyers and jurists from the legal profession. As the rule of law comes under attack today in both developed and Third World countries, Lawyers Without Rights tragically portrays what can happen when the just rule of law disappears -- replaced by an arbitrary rule by law that sweeps aside the rights and dignity of selected populations. The story of the fate of Jewish lawyers in Berlin and all of Germany is more than a historical footnote; it is a wake-up call that a system of justice free of improper political considerations remains fragile and should never be taken for granted.


The Book

Lawyers Without Rights: The fate of Jewish Lawyers in Berlin after 1933.


The release of the book, Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich, marks an important milestone. Ongoing efforts between the American Bar Association and the German Federal Bar have generated great interest that culminated in 2007 with the German version of Anwalt ohne Recht. Now, several years later, we are proud to announce the English translation of this important look at the degradation and removal of Jewish lawyers and jurists in Berlin under the Third Reich. This English version of the book is supported by the Anne and Ronald Abramson Family Foundation.