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Ben Ferencz's advocacy of the rule of law over the ravages of war means that he has ample opportunities to respond to national and global events. See below for a sample of these responses.

May 7, 2020
From The Washington Post: "Sgt. Benjamin Ferencz, a future Nuremberg war crimes prosecutor, wrote his fiancee: “There were no wild shouts, no hurrahs, no tearing of paper and confetti. … The end of the war is being greeted as just the end of another day.”"
March 11, 2020
At 27, he took on the Nazis in the courtroom at Nuremberg and has been fighting for justice ever since. Read article here. by Gregory Gordon & Mia Swart for Al Jazeera
March 9, 2020
Netflix hat eine Serie über sein Leben im Programm. Ben Ferencz hat den schlimmsten Verbrechern in die Augen gesehen, hat gestohlene Schätze gefunden, Staatsmänner getroffen und arbeitet bis heute für eine friedliche Welt.
November 1, 2019
We are a nation that stands for the rule of law and strength in the law of war. When the Nazis were defeated, we put them on trial. Some couldn’t understand that; it had never happened before. But as one of the American lawyers who was at Nuremberg says, “I was trying to prove that the rule of law should govern human behavior.”  See full speech here.
May 25, 2019
Just added to the YouTube channel: Ferencz at the 1998 Rome Conference that established the International Criminal Court.
February 1, 2019
Dear friends: It is not news to any of you that John Bolton, the National Security Adviser to President Donald Trump, has denounced the International Criminal Court as a purported threat to the interests of the United States, and to all Americans, including those in uniform. Unsurprisingly, his misleading and regressive public comments denouncing the Court have been repudiated by many, ...
January 14, 2018
Benjamin Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor at age 97, will be the keynote speaker at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's 25th Anniversary Dinner titled "What You Do Matters" on Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. to take place at the Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Dr. in Boca Raton.
October 1, 2017
Seventy years ago, Ben Ferencz presented his opening remarks in what came to be known as the “biggest murder trial in history.” Today, he is the last surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials, a series of proceedings to hold Nazi leaders and followers accountable for the crimes of the Holocaust.