Released : Thursday, November 01, 2007 1:40 PM

VANCOUVER, Nov. 1 /CNW/ – British Columbians may not realize how legal independence protects individual rights and freedom, but history tells us that there are harsh consequences when society allows the rule of law to disappear. An internationally acclaimed exhibit that chronicles the fate of Jewish lawyers before and during the Holocaust is coming to Vancouver and Victoria this November to remind us to stay vigilant.

Lawyers Without Rights, a free exhibit presented by the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, the Law Society of BC and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, will run from November 1 through to November 25 at Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver and at the University of Victoria from November 28 to December 9. Through biographical portraits, the exhibit commemorates the lawyers who were restricted from practising following Hitler’s rise to power, and the impact that had on society and concepts of justice