The Loesener memoir offers a rare insiders view into the functioning of the Nazi system and Schleuness essay provides an analysis of how Loeseners activities served to promote as well as hinder that functioning. . From April 1933 to early 1943, Bernard Loesener served as the official Jewish Expert in the German Third Reich's Ministry of the Interior, the government body responsible for the Nazi's legislative assault on German Jewry. In that role, he personally drafted much of the legislation, the Nuremberg Laws of 1935 preeminently, that gradually dispossessed, disenfranchised, and dehumanized the Jews of Nazi Germany. During the first six years of Nazi rule, the seminal period of government-sponsored anti-Semitism, Loesener kept the minutes of many crucial, high-level, inter-ministerial conferences concerned with the Jewish Question. As observer and participant, his experiences were virtually unparalleled. In 1950, Loesener penned a memoir that sought to explain, and justify, his actions during the ten-year escalation of Nazi oppression that resulted, to Loesener's professed horror, in the Final Solution. It was published in 1961, in German, by the journal Vierteljahrshefte fuer Zeitgeschichte . It has never before appeared in English, until now - in Legislating the Holocaust . (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, c2005.
Book — xiv, 443 p. ; 24 cm.
The story of one of post-World War I Germany's greatest defenders of justice in the face of Hitler's rise to power. In a unique blend of biography and courtroom drama, Justice Imperiled captures the excitement of Hirschberg's actual cases and presents legal battles that are raging, in different circumstances, to this day. "Justice Imperiled" portrays a figure who lived a dramatic life at a turning point in German and European history. By the time he fled Nazi Germany in 1934, Max Hirschberg had fought a series of cases in Munich's courtrooms that illuminate both the history of political justice in pre-Nazi Germany and, more generally, the problem of miscarriages of justice in all Western democracies. Hirschberg was a rare figure: he fought for judicial procedures that would reflect the new democracy rather than the old monarchy, that would put value on equality rather than hierarchy, and that would show respect for workers as well as aristocrats. Throughout the Weimar Republic, he squared off in court against Munich's conservatives, reactionaries, and Nazis - twice facing Hitler himself. As he litigated politically charged disputes, he also began fighting to reverse the criminal convictions of innocent defendants and then to study what mistaken verdicts teach about the criminal justice system as a whole. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
LG-Bezirk Osnabrück : Rechtsanwalt Dr. Batschinski, Rechtsanwalt Bodenheim, Gerichtsassessor i. R. Rechtsberater Dr. Adolf Cohen, Rechtsanwalt Dr. Jacobson, Rechtsanwalt Dr. Netheim, Rechtsanwalt Dr. Schulhof / Elmar Schürmann
Emigrantenschicksale : Familie des Rechtsanwalts und Notars Dr. Jacobson, Familie des Rechtsanwalts und Notars Dr. Netheim / Elmar Schürmann
Früherer Rechtsanwalt Hans Calmeyer, Osnabrück : Hans Calmeyer - Schindler oder Schwindler? / Mathias Middleberg
Felix Nussbaum "Triumph des Todes" / Inge Jaehner
Anhang : Chronologie : Gesetze, Verordnungen und Erlasse / Elmar Schürmann.