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Title The law in Nazi Germany : ideology, opportunism, and the perversion of justice / edited by Alan E. Steinweis and Robert D. Rachlin.
Imprint New York : Berghahn Books, 2013.

Series Vermont studies on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
Vermont studies on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
Subject Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Jewish lawyers -- Germany -- History -- 1933-1945.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany -- History.
Justice, Administration of -- Germany -- History.
Law -- Germany -- History.
National socialism -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
Alt Name Steinweis, Alan E.,
Rachlin, Robert D.,
Description 1 online resource (ix, 246 pages) : illustrations.
Note Series statement from publisher website.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-240) and index.
Contents The conundrum of complicity : German professionals and the final solution / Konrad H. Jarausch -- Civil service lawyers and the Holocaust : the case of Wilhelm Stuckart / Hans-Christian Jasch -- Roland Freisler and the Volksgerichtshof : the court as an instrument of terror / Robert D. Rachlin -- Guilt, shame, anger, indignation : Nazi law and Nazi morals / Raphael Gross -- Discrimination, degradation, defiance : Jewish lawyers under Nazism / Douglas G. Morris -- Evading responsibility for crimes against humanity : murderous lawyers at Nuremberg / Harry Reicher -- Judging German judges in the Third Reich : excusing and confronting the past / Kenneth F. Ledford -- Appendixes.
Summary "While we often tend to think of the Third Reich as a zone of lawlessness, the Nazi dictatorship and its policies of persecution rested on a legal foundation set in place and maintained by judges, lawyers, and civil servants trained in the law. This volume offers a concise and compelling account of how these intelligent and well-educated legal professionals lent their skills and knowledge to a system of oppression and domination. The chapters address why German lawyers and jurists were attracted to Nazism; how their support of the regime resulted from a combination of ideological conviction, careerist opportunism, and legalistic self-delusion; and whether they were held accountable for their Nazi-era actions after 1945. This book also examines the experiences of Jewish lawyers who fell victim to anti-Semitic measures. The volume will appeal to scholars, students, and other readers with an interest in Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and the history of jurisprudence"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780857457813 (electronic book)
0857457810 (electronic book)
9781299777828 (electronic book)
1299777821 (electronic book)
9780857457806 (hardback)
0857457802 (hardback)
9781782389217 (paperback)
1782389210 (paperback)
OCLC # 861080571
Additional Format Print version: Law in Nazi Germany. New York : Berghahn Books, 2013 9780857457806 (DLC) 2012027604 (OCoLC)798500341

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