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Ben Ferencz, Prosecutor at Nuremberg

June 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

| free; optional film rental

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Attorney, author and activist Benjamin Ferencz, age 102, was the Chief Prosecutor for the United States in The Einsatzgruppen Case, which the Associated Press called “the biggest murder trial in history.” Twenty-two defendants were charged with murdering over a million people. He was only twenty-seven years old, and it was his first case. 

After Ben graduated from Harvard Law School in 1943, he joined an anti-aircraft artillery battalion preparing for the invasion of France. As an enlisted man under General Patton, he fought in most of the major campaigns in Europe. As Nazi atrocities were uncovered, he was transferred to a newly created War Crimes Branch of the Army to gather evidence of Nazi brutality and apprehend the criminals. Ferencz was sent with about fifty researchers to Berlin to scour Nazi offices and archives. In their hands lay overwhelming evidence of Nazi genocide by German doctors, lawyers, judges, generals, industrialists, and others who played leading roles in organizing or perpetrating Nazi brutalities. All twenty-two of the defendants whom Ferencz put on trial were convicted. Thirteen were sentenced to death. The verdict was hailed as a great success for the prosecution. Ferencz’s primary objective had been to establish a legal precedent that would encourage a more humane and secure world in the future.

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THE SCHEDULE

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⇒ June 4-7 watch the film Law Not War on your home device. A link will be provided to all who register.

⇒ Sunday, June 6 at 4:00 p.m. US Eastern Time, tune into the conversation. A link will be provided to all who register.

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MEET THE DISTINGUISHED INTERVIEWER

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DanieliY2 (1)Dr. Yael Danieli, a clinical psychologist, victimologist and pioneer traumatologist, most recently founded the International Center for the Study, Treatment and Prevention of Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma. She has conducted extensive psychotherapeutic work with survivors and their children, studied post-war responses and attitudes toward them, and the impact these and the Holocaust had on their lives. Dr. Danieli participated in creating all international instruments on behalf on victims’ rights. Consultant to South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Rwanda’s government on reparations for victims, she worked in, inter alia, Northern Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2008, she was appointed Advisor on Victims of Terrorism for the office of the UN Secretary-General. www.icmglt.org

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Registration will close on Thursday, June 3 at 10 PM US Eastern Time. Links and instructions will be sent out the folowong morning and again on the morning of the program.

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This program is co-presented with the International Center for the Study, Treatment and Prevention of Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma.

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Date:
June 6
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
free; optional film rental
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