Publications

The Perfect Murder – The German Judiciary and the National Socialist Past

The speech by publicist Dr. h.c. Ralph Giordano on the occasion of the presentation of the book “Rosenburg” on 10 June 2013 at the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government in Berlin.

“His speech ‘The Perfect Murder’ is an alarming indictment that denounces the perfection of the NS justice of terror, but above all the perfection with which German Federal judiciary denied and suppressed its historical guilt, and even how perfectly the West German judicial system was still shaped by the demonic Nazi spectre of perpetrators and accessories,“ stated the publishing house Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

38 pages

ISBN 978-3-525-30048-0

The booklet is available here.

A simplified version of the text of the speech is available for download here.

The Rosenburg – The Responsibility of Jurists in the Assessment Process

This information booklet contains the presentations given during the Second Symposium held on 5 February 2013 in the historic Courtroom 600 (Schwurgerichtssaal) in Nuremberg on the subject of "The Responsibility of Jurists in the Assessment Process”.

Federal Ministry of Justice and for Consumer Protection
Press and Public Relations Division/IAC-FMJ

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The Rosenburg. The Federal Ministry of Justice and How it Dealt with Its National Socialist Past - a Status Report

The Commission held an academic symposium in the Plenary Chamber of the Berlin Higher Regional Court (Kammergericht) on 26 April 2012 on taking up its work. It offered a status report on the research undertaken to date on the subject of the judiciary and its National Socialist past. Most of the articles in this book are the result of this event.

376 pages hardback

ISBN 978-3-525-30046-6

The book can be obtained here.

Published on 15 May 2013

The Rosenburg – The Federal Ministry of Justice and How it Dealt with its National Socialist Past

This information booklet contains the presentations given by former Minister of Justice Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, Professor Görtemaker and Professor Safferling on the occasion of the First Symposium held on 26 April 2012 at the historic Plenary Chamber of the Berlin Higher Regional Court Berlin.

Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection
Press and Public Relations Division

23 pages

Digital version of the booklet: The Rosenburg – The Federal Ministry of Justice and How it Dealt with its National Socialist Past

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