You are cordially invited to attend the exhibition opening for The Rosenburg—The Federal Ministry of Justice in the Shadow of the Nazi Past, featuring remarks by Peter Jelavich, professor of history, Johns Hopkins University, and keynote presentation by Christian Lange, parliamentary state secretary to the Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
6 p.m. program in 50 Gilman (Marjorie Fisher auditorium)
A catered reception will follow in the Gilman Atrium
Advance registration is requested online.
Guests are invited to view the exhibition, installed on the Milton S. Eisenhower Library's Q and M levels, before and after the program.
The findings of The Rosenburg Files—a four-year study of the post-World War II establishment of the German justice ministry and named after the ministry's first official residence in Bonn—revealed that there was an alarmingly high degree of continuity between the personnel of the Nazi judiciary and the justice ministry through the 1950s and into the 1960s. Through visual and auditory interactive displays, this traveling exhibition explores how the justice ministry handled its Nazi past and eventually came to terms with this open secret.
The exhibition is organized by Germany's Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection. Its presentation in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins University, March 28 through May 1, 2019, marks its second stop on its U.S. tour.