Hitler's courts : betrayal of the rule of law in Nazi Germany : a study guide
Call NumberEDUC H
Statement of Responsibilityprepared by Touro Law Center and the Institute for Holocaust Education ; written by Beth Seldin Dotan & Rodger Citron ; research by John Cooney, Gerald C. Walters, Jr. and Yevgeniya Gorbacheva ; consultants, Dean Lawrence Raful, Harry Reicher, Touro Law Center; [DVD] produced and directed by Joshua M. Greene and Shiva Kumar.
Creators & ContributorsDotan, Beth Seldin
(researcher)Walters, Gerald C., Jr.
(researcher)Raful, Dean Lawrence
(producer)Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
(contributor)Institute for Holocaust Education (Omaha, Neb.)
Summary"The Study Guide and Hitler's Courts [DVD] provide a vivid, accessible account of the role of law and lawyers during the Nazi era. The Study Guide can be used with high school and college students in a number of courses, including history, sociology, and political science. Hitler's Courts and the Study Guide continue to be relevant today in American society as we wrestle with the difficult balance between civil liberties and national security. Democracy is fragile, and the experience of Germany in the 1930s and 1940s demonstrates how even a constitutionally governed nation could succumb to the rhetoric of despots... without vigilance on the part of our lawyers and judges, the men and women who are charged with the task of safeguarding the rule of law, any nation is vulnerable to the effects of fear and propaganda. That should be the most enduring lesson of the DVD and the Study Guide." —Preface, page iii
Physical Description vii, 57 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm + 1 videodisc (35 min. : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.)
Carrier Typevolume;videodisc (DVD)
Publisher[Central Islip, NY] : Touro Law Center ; [Omaha, NE] : Institute for Holocaust Education
NotesAccompanying DVD: Hitler's courts : betrayal of the rule of law in Nazi Germany (presented by Touro College Jacob Fuchsberg Law Center and Stories to Remember; produced and directed by Joshua M. Greene and Shiva Kumar, ©2006)
AudiencePublisher recommendation: High school and college students
RecognitionGifted in 2010 by the Touro Law Center