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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Nazi Laws: From Democracy to Dictatorship to Genocide

Event details
Calendar   Commemorations
Location In Person & Virtual
Date Thu, Jan 27, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Duration   1h 30m

In recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Senior Instructor in Law Cathy Mansfield will discuss the Nazi Party’s rise to power in Germany in the years preceding the Holocaust, the legislative means by which the party and its leader, Adolph Hitler, took the country from the democratic Weimar Republic to the dictatorship it became, the anti-Jewish Nazi laws of the time, and the Nazi court system.

About the Speaker
Before joining the CWRU Law faculty, Senior Instructor in Law Cathy Mansfield was a professor of law at Drake University Law School and visiting professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center.

Mansfield teaches a variety of consumer, payments and commercial law courses, and also teaches a course called “Holocaust and the Law.” She is a Distinguished Fellow at The Consortium for the Research and Study of Holocaust and the Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Center for National Security and Human Rights Law. She is the composer and librettist of an opera, entitled "The Sparks Fly Upward," that follows three German families in Berlin, two Jewish and one Christian, through the Holocaust, and she is founder and executive director of The Sparks Fly Upward Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, genocide and tolerance through presentations of Sparks, and ancillary activities.

In person and remote. Register here.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
George Gund Hall
Room A59, Moot Courtroom
11075 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 4410

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