The Law, Justice, and the Holocaust Panel Set is now on exhibit in the Great Hall of the John Adams Courthouse, Boston, MA. The exhibit will run from May 3, 2017 – November 17, 2017.
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 (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 set 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 Set 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. Federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors.