Keynote speaker Martha Minnow, dean of Harvard Law School, will
present "Reflections on Law, Justice and the Holocaust," on Monday,
June 12 at 4 p.m. at the Seven Justice Courtroom, John Adams
Courthouse. This event is open to the public.
A panel discussion will follow the keynote address with
Supreme Judicial Court Associate Justice David
Lowy Lowy's father escaped Eastern Europe shortly before
Germany invaded the Sudetenland. All four of Lowy's father's
grandparents, and many of his father's other relatives, were sent
to concentration camps where they perished.
George Bachrach, current President, Environmental League
of Massachusetts, and former State Senator
After the Nazis marched into Vienna, Bachrach's grandmother and
mother emigrated to the U.S., but his grandfather did not and was
sent to Theresienstadt and Auschwitz concentration camps.
Mike Ross, attorney, former Boston City Councilor, and a
member of the United States Holocaust Memorial
Ross's father, Steve Ross, was liberated from the Dachau
concentration camp in 1945, and brought to a Jewish orphanage in
Mattapan in 1948. Steve Ross later founded the New England
Holocaust Memorial near Faneuil Hall.
About the exhibit:
The Law, Justice, and the Holocaust panel exhibition is now on
display in the Great Hall of the John Adams Courthouse in
Boston. The panel exhibition runs until November 17.
The Holocaust was the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and
annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its
collaborators between 1933 and 1945. Jews were the primary
victims--six million were murdered; Roma and Sinti (Gypsies),
people with mental and physical disabilities, and Poles were also
targeted for destruction or decimation for racial, ethnic, or
national reasons. Millions more, including homosexuals, Jehovah's
Witnesses, Soviet prisoners of war, and political dissidents, also
suffered grievous oppression and death under Nazi Germany. This
panel exhibition was originally created to provide participants in
the "Law, Justice, and the Holocaust" seminars for legal
professionals with a brief overview of the Holocaust from the
establishment of the Nazi dictatorship in Germany in 1933 to the
collapse of the Nazi German state at the end of the Second World
War in 1945.
The Law, Justice, and the Holocaust panel exhibition was produced
by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum with the generous
support of Dr. Donald and Sue Hecht.
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront
hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. It
far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made
possible by generous donors. For more information, visit www.ushmm.org.