16 Apr

The Rosenburg – Germany’s Federal Ministry of Justice in the shadow of the National Socialist past

Opening hours / Beginning:

6:00 pm

16 April 2024


Small Aula in LMU’s main building Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 80539 München

The exhibition Die Rosenburg – Das Bundesjustizministerium im Schatten der NS-Vergangenheit (The Rosenburg – Germany’s Federal Ministry of Justice in the shadow of the National Socialist past) is one aspect of efforts to reappraise the history of the Ministry of Justice. Commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV), a team of academics headed by historian Professor Manfred Görtemaker and legal expert Professor Christoph Safferling has, since 2012, been conducting the Rosenburg Project to investigate how the Ministry of Justice dealt in the 1950s and 1960s with the Nazi history of its staff, with continuity in both personnel and the content of its work, with the prosecution of crimes relating to the Holocaust and with the issues of amnesty and the statute of limitations.

In a traveling exhibition, the findings of the final report Die Akte Rosenburg (The Rosenburg File) were presented for the first time in 2017. This exhibition is split into nine segments represented by a combination of stelae and multimedia content. Each of the nine topics is addressed through biographies and original statements, for example.

The purpose of this exhibition is to present the insights gained by the “Rosenburg File” to a wide audience and, in so doing, to raise awareness of historical injustice.

Opened by:

  • Dr. Ilona Ulich (departmental head at the Federal Ministry of Justice)
  • Professor Bernd Huber (President of LMU Munich)
  • Professor Christian Walter (Chair of Public International Law and Public Law at LMU Munich)
  • Georg Eisenreich, Member of the State Parliament (Bavarian State Minister of Justice)
  • Professor Christoph Safferling (Chair of International Criminal Law and Public International Law at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität [FAU] Erlangen-Nuremberg)

A guided tour of the exhibition will begin at 5 pm for anyone who is interested.

Advance registration is required. More information about the exhibition is published on the website of the Federal Ministry of Justice.

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