Benjamin Ferencz

A Former Prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials
About Ben

Law. Not War.

Beginning in 1945 with his prosecution of war criminals during the Nuremberg Tribunal, the work of Benjamin Ferencz has long focused on issues of international criminal justice and world peace. A strong supporter of the International Criminal Court, Mr. Ferencz dedicated much of his inspirational life to efforts to replace the “rule of force with the rule of law.”  This website is devoted to his life’s work. LAW, NOT WAR.


Recent news

April 13, 2023

Benjamin Ferencz: The Man Who Sought Peace Through Law

by Oliver Beauvallett, Justice Info Benjamin Ferencz, the last living Nuremberg Tribunal prosecutor died in the night of April 7 to 8 at the age of 103. French magistrate Olivier Beauvallet, who ...
April 11, 2023

Justice, Justice, He Pursued: In Memory of Ben Ferencz

Michael Bayzler and Rabbi Daniel Bouskila, for Jewish Journal Together we offer this loving tribute in memory of Benjamin Berrel Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor from the post-World War Two ...
April 8, 2023

New York Times - Benjamin B. Ferencz, Last Surviving Nuremberg Prosecutor, Dies at 103

In addition to convicting prominent Nazi war criminals, he crusaded for an international criminal court and for laws to end wars of aggression. Read obituary here.
April 8, 2023

The Washington Post - "Ben Ferencz, last living Nuremberg prosecutor, dies at 103"

By Emily Langer, The Washington Post Ben Ferencz was a 27-year-old lawyer with no courtroom experience when he prosecuted what would be called the largest murder case in history. Standing ...
May 12, 2022

Benjamin Ferencz is the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor. He says Vladimir Putin is "certainly" a war criminal.

By Haley Ott, CBS News As Ukrainian authorities and the international community work to meticulously collate mounting evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine, the last surviving prosecutor ...
September 29, 2021

"Ich war Chefankläger im größten Mordprozess der Geschichte"

Benjamin Ferencz jagte Adolf Hitler, in den Nürnberger Prozessen klagte er Nazi-Massenmörder an. Im Interview mit t-online berichtet der 101-Jährige, wie er Beweise in KZs fand.

“The world remains a very dangerous place. New weapons of devastating power threaten human survival directly, and, through their destabilizing effects on societies, indirectly. Many young people in many lands are ready to kill and be killed for the particular cause of their ideology or nation. Despite such obstacles, the spirit of Nuremberg lives on. It is increasingly recognized that international disputes can and must be settled without the use of armed might.”

—Benjamin B. Ferencz, 2010