Nazi Laws: From Democracy to Dictatorship to Genocide

Thursday, January 27, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
In-person and Remote Event
Held at Case Western Reserve University School of Law
George Gund Hall
Room A59, Moot Courtroom
11075 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106

Free to attend with registration.

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, Adolf 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.

Speaker’s Bio:
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.

Thank you to our programming partners:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, Chicago-Kent College of Law


Jan 27 2022


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm