Benjamin Ferencz was 27 when he was the chief prosecutor responsible for convicting 22 men on trial for murdering 1 million men, women and children. Now 95, he is the only living prosecutor from the Nuremberg war-crime trials.
Over the past seven decades, Ferencz, who now lives in Florida, has been instrumental in the formation of the International Criminal Court. A human rights lawyer, he has led efforts to return property to Holocaust survivors after World War II, and he has written multiple books. He has dedicated himself to creating a more peaceful, humane world.
Ferencz will be a keynote speaker at a Holocaust remembrance event at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Atlanta Jewish Academy. The event is in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and is free and open to the public.
“Justice and Response: Lessons Learned From the Holocaust”
An event organized by Am Yisrael Chai (which means the “people of Israel live”), a nonprofit Holocaust education and awareness organization based in Atlanta. (Nuremberg prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz will be a keynote speaker. Ferencz’s son, Don Ferencz, a human rights attorney, also will speak at the event.)
6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 25. Free and open to the public. Auditorium, Atlanta Jewish Academy, 5200 Northland Drive, Atlanta. RSVP is requested but not required by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org/.