CHICAGO (CBS) — The last surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg Trials will be in Chicago Monday, telling law students how to avoid future wars, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Benjamin Ferencz says since he won the convictions of 22 high-ranking German SS officers for the murder of millions of Jews, he has made it his life’s work to affirm the right of all people to live in peace and harmony.
The former prosecutor is hoping to find some like-minded people at the John Marshall Law School.
“There will be some young people who will take up this banner and carry it forward because at the age of 95 and the only survivor, I can’t tell how much longer I can carry on,” said Ferencz.
He says many world powers have decided to use their own military and political might instead of following the UN’s call in its charter for disarmament and an international force.