Benjamin B. Ferencz

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Benjamin B. Ferencz
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Ferencz standing in the courtroom where the Nuremberg trials were held, 2012
Born (1920-03-11) March 11, 1920 (age 101)
Nagysomkút, Hungary
Alma materHarvard Law School
City College of New York

Benjamin Berell Ferencz (born March 11, 1920)[1][2][3] is a Romanian-born American lawyer of Hungarian-Jewish descent.[4] He was an investigator of Nazi war crimes after World War II and the Chief Prosecutor for the United States Army at the Einsatzgruppen Trial, one of the twelve military trials held by the U.S. authorities at Nuremberg, Germany.

Later, he became an advocate of the establishment of an international rule of law and of an International Criminal Court. From 1985 to 1996, he was Adjunct Professor of International Law at Pace University.

Ferencz was interviewed by Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes about his role at the Nuremberg Trials. He was 99-years-old at the time of the television interview.[5]

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  1. Gale Reference Team: Biography - Ferencz, Benjamin B(erell) (1920-):, Thomson Gale, April 6, 2006.
  2. Logli, Ch.:"Benjamin Ferencz". Archived from the original on 2006-01-13. Retrieved 2006-12-12.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link), Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 1999? URL last accessed 2006-12-12.
  3. Ferencz, B.: Photos. One of the captions reads "On March 11, 2003, his 83rd birthday, ..." URL last accessed 2006-12-13.
  4. "". Archived from the original on 2007-02-02. Retrieved 2017-09-08.