November 6, 2017 [St. Petersburg, FL] — The Florida Holocaust Museum’s (The FHM) Lawyers of Conscience cordially invites the community to attend a special interview with the last living Nuremberg Trial prosecutor, Benjamin Ferencz. Mr. Ferencz is 97 years old and will be interviewed in his home by The FHM’s Executive Director Elizabeth Gelman. This interview will be broadcast live on a large screen via Skype at the Museum.
The landmark Nuremberg Trials began November 20, 1945 and established the offenses of crimes against peace, waging a war of aggression, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Mr. Benjamin Ferencz served in Patton’s Third Army and became involved with investigating Nazi brutality. He gathered evidence, investigated perpetrators, and interviewed witnesses. After the war, he was asked to return to Nuremberg to serve on the legal staff of Telford Taylor, who along with Chief Counsel Robert H. Jackson, was a principal prosecutor for the Nuremberg Tribunals.
After the trials, he became focused on negotiating restitution for Holocaust victims and preventing future genocides. Throughout his life, he has spoken and written extensively about the importance of international law as a means of attaining world peace.
This special program with the last living Nuremberg Trial Prosecutor will take place on December 3rd at 12:30 p.m. at The Florida Holocaust Museum. The event will include refreshments, along with the unique opportunity to hear Benjamin Ferencz speak, via Skype, about the Nuremberg Trials. RSVP by November 10th and you may submit a question you would like the interviewer to ask Mr. Ferencz during the interactive Q&A session! Attendees are invited to stay and tour the Museum after the program.
The cost to attend is a minimum donation of $75.00 with reservations required. To make your reservation, please call: 727.820.0100 ext. 249.
The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 5th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
About The Florida Holocaust Museum
2017 marks a monumental milestone for The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) as the Museum celebrates its 25th Anniversary. One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The FHM honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered of died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org.
About The Florida Holocaust Museum’s Lawyers of Conscience
The mission of The Florida Holocaust Museum Lawyers of Conscience is to provide a nonpolitical forum in which to sponsor thought-provoking programs and discussions relating past atrocities and lessons of history to contemporary issues, and to encourage participation of lawyers with the museum in order to promote equality of rights and justice under law.
Photos and credits
Benjamin Ferencz in Nuremberg, Germany, during the Einsatzgruppen Trial.
Photo credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Benjamin Ferencz.