The one, the only, the treasured Ben Ferencz turned age 101 today.
Following World War II, Ben was a prosecutor of Nazi mass murder.
Ben is a lawyer, a teacher, and a force for world progress away from war, toward peace.
For more information, I refer you to these sources, including many that are Ben’s wise voice:
From the Jackson List archive, two past posts about Ben: https://thejacksonlist.com/?s=%22Ben+Ferencz%22+birth;
video excerpts of his 1947 opening statement at Nuremberg in the Einsatzgruppen case: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b67B-MoKG_o;
a November 2005 interview of Ben: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-8m5YHt__4;
a Ben TED talk from 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwa4zRWDsvI;
the trailer of the 2018 documentary, “Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meDbZemxuK4;
on Amazon Prime Video, the 2019 film “Law Not War,” about Ben: https://www.amazon.com/Law-Not-War-Benjamin-Ferencz/dp/B082G8KCDV
Ben’s website, a treasure house of his writings and speeches: https://benferencz.org/; and, of course,
you should follow Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BenFerencz.
So Happy Birthday, Ben. Thank you—those are such inadequate words—for being humanity’s lawyer, teacher, and dear friend.