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Prosecuting Evil (2018)

A portrait of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg Trial prosecutor, who continues to wage his lifelong crusade in the fight for law and peace.


Barry Avrich


Barry Avrich
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Credited cast:
Benjamin Ferencz ... Self - Nuremberg Prosecutor
Christian Wenaweser Christian Wenaweser ... Self - Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the U.N.
David Scheffer David Scheffer ... Self - Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues
Alan Dershowitz ... Self - Lawyer & Author (as Alan M. Dershowitz)
Don Ferencz Don Ferencz ... Self - Lawyer & Human Rights Advocate
Richard Dicker Richard Dicker ... Self - Director, Human Rights Watch International Justice Program
Christoph Safferling Christoph Safferling ... Self - Professor, Department of Criminal Law University of Erloangen-Nuremberg
Henrike Claussen Henrike Claussen ... Self - Director, Memorium Nuremberg Trials Nuremberg Museum
Wesley Clark ... Self - U.S. Army (as General Wesley Clark)
Rosalie Abella Rosalie Abella ... Self - Supreme Court of Canada (as Justice Rosalie Abella)
William Pace William Pace ... Self - Executive Director, World Federalist Movement
Fatou Bensouda Fatou Bensouda ... Self - Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh Sam Sasan Shoamanesh ... Self - Chief de Cabinet to the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert H. Jackson Robert H. Jackson ... Self - Chief American Prosecutor (archive footage)
Telford Taylor Telford Taylor ... Self - Lawyer (archive footage)


A portrait of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg Trial prosecutor, who continues to wage his lifelong crusade in the fight for law and peace.

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It began with the biggest murder trial in history


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Benjamin Berell Ferencz (born March 11, 1920) is an American lawyer. He was an investigator of Nazi war crimes after World War II and the chief prosecutor for the United States Army at the Einsatzgruppen Trial, one of the 12 military trials held by the U.S. authorities at Nuremberg, Germany. Later, he became an advocate of the establishment of an international rule of law and of an International Criminal Court. From 1985 to 1996, he was adjunct professor of international law at Pace University. See more »

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What Was Once Relevant Is No Longer So
19 July 2020 | by nebohrSee all my reviews

Back when Mr. Ferencz was shooting down American airplanes there were basically two ideologies that were threats to Peace and Democracy: Socialism (think the USSR and China) and Fascism (think Germany, Italy and Japan). NOW Germany is a Democracy, Italy and Japan nearly so. The USSR has broken up and the countries are edging ever closer towards Democracy. China is also slowly seeing that Socialism DOES NOT WORK. The threats NOW are the dozens and dozens of terrorist organizations/ nations WORLDWIDE that only the largest nations are able to fight WITH NO HOLDS BARRED. Mr. Ferencz did mankind a huge service. But some of his last few lines around 1:16:35, unfortunately, sounded like sour grapes.

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