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Benjamin Ferencz, Nuremberg Prosecutor and Peace Advocate

Tom Hofmann
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
9780786474936, 0786474939
" At the conclusion of World War II, war crimes tribunals were carried out at Nuremberg, Germany. Justice was meted out for countless war criminals, and Benjamin Ferencz was one of the chief prosecutors for one of the largest murder trials in history. This is the biography of the last living Nuremberg prosecutor. "--
  • Growing up in Hell's Kitchen and becoming a lawyer (1920-1943)
  • From army enlistment to war crimes commission (1943-1944)
  • Initiating war crimes investigations (1944 to early 1945)
  • Major war crimes : Ohrdruf, Buchenwald, and Flossenbürg Concentration camp investigations and Salt Mine loot discovery (April 1945)
  • Major war crimes : Dachau and Mauthausen-Gusen (including the Ebensee sub-camp) Concentration Camp investigations (May 1945)
  • Final war crimes investigations and discharge from army (late May 1945 to December 1945)
  • Collecting evidence to support Nuremberg Tribunals (1946 to mid-1947)
  • The Einsatzgruppen Tribunal (mid-1947 to April 1948)
  • Running a restitution organization (mid-1948 to 1949)
  • Getting bulk settlements from the German government and starting work on reparations from industrialists (1950-1956)
  • Starting over in New York (1956 to 1968)
  • Beginning to work toward peace through law (1968 to 1990)
  • Establishing an international criminal court (1990 to present)
  • The future.
vii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 263) and index.
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