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To Protect and Serve? Dilemmas in Law Enforcement
September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Public Program United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
In communities around the world, law enforcement personnel help protect and defend democratic values while helping to keep the peace in communities around the world. As the Nazi Party implemented its campaign of hate and violence against Jews, police and military helped enforce laws that violated the ideals of service and protection.
The Museum invites law enforcement personnel to participate in programming to examine the roles played by their historical counterparts in Nazi Germany—including those who cooperated and those who did not. Join us for a discussion with today’s law enforcement leaders to learn how Holocaust history is helping new recruits and veteran officers better understand their own professional and individual responsibilities.
Marcus Appelbaum, Director, Law, Justice, and Society Initiatives, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Charles H. Ramsey, Commissioner (Ret.), Philadelphia Police Department and former Chief, Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia
Image: A German police guard inspects the papers of two Jewish men at a gate to the Warsaw ghetto in 1941. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of bpk-Bildagentur