The Inner Temple and the Rule of Law: The Life of Helmuth von Moltke

The Inner Temple Social Context of the Law Lecture by Patrick O'Connor KC, introduction by The Rt Hon Sir Konrad Schiemann and with the participation of Helmuth Caspar von Moltke, 23 November 2020.

The Social Context of the Law

The Inner Temple and the Rule of Law: The Life of Helmuth von Moltke

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Further Reading

Helmuth von Moltke personally and Kreisau

Letters to Freya: 1939-1945: A Witness against Hitler: edited and translated by Beate Ruhm von Oppen: Collins Harvill, 1991.

Last Letters: the prison correspondence, 1944- 1945: edited by Helmuth Caspar von Moltke, Dorothea von Moltke, and Johannes von Moltke. 2019, NYRB.

Memories of Kreisau: Freya von Moltke, 2003, Nebraska,

German Resistance to Hitler, Count von Moltke and the Kreisau Circle: Ger Van Roon: 1971, Reinhold, London.

Helmuth von Moltke: a Leader against Hitler: Balfour and Frisby: 1972, Palgrave Macmillan.

German Resistance against Hitler: Klemens von Klemperer, Clarendon Press, 1992.

Alternatives to Hitler: Hans Mommsen, Princeton, 2003.

Behind Valkyrie: German Resistance to Hitler, Documents: Peter Hoffmann: 2011, McGill-Queen’s University Press.


On the Kreisau Circle: The Restless Conscience, 1991, Hava Kohar Beller.

Love in the Time of Resistance-Freya, Starost and Grotjahn, 2016, Starostfilm.

Justice under the Third Reich.

In the name of the Volk: Political Justice in Hitler’s Germany: HW Koch: Tauris, 1989.

Hitler’s Justice: Muller: Harvard/Tauris, 1991.

The Law under the Swastika: Stolleis: University of Chicago Press: 1998.

The Law in Nazi Germany: ed. Steinweis and Rachlin: Berghahn Books, 2013.

Nazi Law: from Nuremberg to Nuremberg: ed. Michalczyk, Bloomsbury, 2018.

Post-War Justice

Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice: Professor Mary Fulbrook, OUP, 2018.

A memorial address on the 60th anniversary of his Call to the Bar of 15 November 1998 at The Temple Church by The Rt Hon Sir Konrad Schiemann