Members of the legal, business, academic, Jewish and greater communities gathered on April 11 at Old Dominion University for a reception and panel discussion of the exhibit, Lawyers without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich.
More than 200 people attended the event at ODU’s Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center. The program was sponsored by the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association F o u n d a t i o n , the Federal Bar Association Hampton Roads Chapter, the Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding at ODU, the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. The Business and Legal Society of the UJFT was also wellrepresented.
The temporary exhibit, containing pictures and descriptions of Jewish lawyers affected by Third Reich actions toward destruction of the Rule of Law, will be on display at the ODU Library through April 30, and will be in Virginia Beach for a special Law Day event at the Sandler Center on May 2.
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by Laine M. Rutherford