Law and Lawyers Preparing the Holocaust

Posted: 7 Dec 2007


After an introduction into the paradoxes of the coexistence of a traditional legal order, oppression, and persecution of opponents and minorities under the National Socialist government in Germany (1933-1945), the article explains how deep the National Socialist ideology penetrated several fields (constitutional and administrative law, penal law, tax law, etc.). I conclude with a short reflection concerning the problem of historicizing Nazi law.

Keywords: Weimar Republic, National Socialism, Germany, dictatorship, legal system, persecution of minorities, criminal law, civil law, administrative law, labor law, social security, judicial system, Nazi law, Holocaust

Suggested Citation

Stolleis, Michael, Law and Lawyers Preparing the Holocaust. Annual Review of Law & Social Science, Vol. 3, December 2007, Available at SSRN:

Michael Stolleis (Contact Author)

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