Professional Ethics and the Holocaust (LAW-795HE-001)
Paula Jacobs, Susan Carle
The course will meet 10/23 6-9 pm, 10/24 9 - 5, 10/25 9 - 12.
“Ethics in the Holocaust” will examine the history and ethics of the legal profession in Germany both prior to the ascension of the Nazi Party in 1933 and then during the Nazi period. Examining the role of legal practitioners—lawyers and judges—in Nazi Germany will underscore the reality that moral codes governing the legal profession can break down or be distorted with devastating consequences. This course will investigate the enabling and executing roles that legal professionals and legal institutions played in Nazi Germany as a means of displaying the importance of professions in contemporary society. The Saturday session of this course will take place, either in person or virtually, at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, DC 20024, and the Friday and Sunday sessions will take place on Zoom.
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