As the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center continues to feature and offer a wide variety of topics on the Holocaust, today we are adding the following to our list from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM):
Program: “The Last Living Nuremberg Prosecutor Ben Ferencz 75 Years Later”
Platform: This program is available online as part of the USHMM Facebook Live Series.
Chief prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz at the Einsatzgruppen Trial. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Benjamin Ferencz.
At the age of 27, in his first turn as prosecutor, Benjamin Ferencz led what was then called “the biggest murder trial in history.” On behalf of the US government, he won guilty verdicts against 22 Nazi leaders of mass shooting operations that murdered over a million Jews. The Nuremberg Trials, which began 75 years ago this month, aimed to achieve a measure of justice for the unimaginable scale of Holocaust and war crimes. Ben, now 100, has devoted his life to pursuing peace, demanding justice for victims, and preventing genocide. Learn Ben’s inspiring story and why his motto is: “Never give up.” – USHMM
Benjamin Ferencz, last living Nuremberg Prosecutor
Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
The program can be screened by clicking here.