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Supreme Court of Ohio to host Forum on the Law: How the Courts Failed Germany

In collaboration with the Supreme Court of Ohio, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland is hosting “How the Courts Failed Germany” in a program presented by a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum historian.

Dr. William Meinecke will outline the role of pre-World War II German courts in setting the stage for Nazi atrocities at the federation’s Mandel Building in Beachwood in Cleveland on Thursday, Sept. 6. Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor will introduce Dr. Meinecke’s lecture that is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

This is the second time Dr. Meinecke has presented this topic for the Supreme Court of Ohio's Forum on the Law program. He spoke about the courts’ role in Nazi Germany in November 2010. The lecture marks the eighth in the Forum on the Law program that features regional, national and international authorities who address contemporary or historic legal topics. Additional co-sponsors include the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Dr. Meinecke joined the museum’s Education Division in 1992, and he has worked extensively with law enforcement officers, judges, prosecutors and attorneys in the Law, Justice and Holocaust training program for the past 12 years. His book, Nazi Ideology and the Holocaust, was published by the museum in December 2007.

There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited. To request seating, contact philplan@jcfcleve.org or call (216) 593-2860 by Aug. 30. (Please include your name and the names of your guests.)

The Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education has approved this course for 1.25 general credit CLE hours.

(Content courtesy of Court News Ohio.)

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