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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, 2017
Blank faces of Nuremberg guilty still haunt the last living prosecutor who brought them to justice.
March 22, 2017
Benjamin Ferencz started his legal career in the spotlight — his first trial was as a chief U.S. prosecutor of the Nazi extermination squads in Nuremberg. Since then, he's spent seven decades fighting for peace and international justice.
January 9, 2017
Dear Friends, On December 6, 2016, President Obama, as Commander in Chief, made his farewell address to the US Military. Toward the closing, he made the following statement: “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 ...
October 11, 2016
When the verdicts came in, all 22 Nazis were found guilty, and 13 of them were sentenced to death by hanging.
September 2, 2016
The Washington Post recently published a story in which they featured Ben Ferencz and reviewed some of the achievements of his life thus far, and goals ahead. You can read it here.
July 12, 2015
Excerpt: But U.S. war-making is not just dangerous and irrational. It is also a crime. The judges at Nuremberg defined aggression, attacking or invading other countries, as the “supreme international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.” The UN Charter goes one step further and prohibits the threat as well as the ...
July 4, 2015
From The New York Times: Another of the veterans honored by the French minister in his speech was Benjamin B. Ferencz, 96. A Harvard Law School graduate, Mr. Ferencz served in an antiaircraft battalion in 1943, but was better known for his role after the war ended. At age 27, Mr. Ferencz became the chief prosecutor for the United States in the Einsatzgruppen case of the Nuremberg trials. . ...
May 25, 2015
Benjamin Ferencz is the only surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials, which, soon after the conclusion of WWII, held Nazi leaders to account for war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated during the war. Specifically, Mr. Ferencz was the Chief Prosecutor of the Einsatzgruppen case, in which 22 high-ranking Nazis were convicted of slaughtering over a million innocent men, women, ...