Last surviving Nazi trial lawyer Ben Ferenczz passes away
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Ben Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor of the Nuremberg Trials, died on 9 April 2023.
An Overview of the News
- The Nuremberg Trials were held after World War II to try Nazi leaders for war crimes, crimes against peace, and crimes against humanity.
- Ferencz was a key member of the prosecution team and helped secure convictions against high-ranking Nazis, including Einsatzgruppen leaders who oversaw mass murders of Jews and others.
- Ferencz was also a witness to the atrocities committed in Nazi concentration and labour camps, and helped document these crimes in detail.
About The Nuremberg Trials
- These were military tribunals organised by the Allies after World War II.
- They were held in Nuremberg, Germany from 1945–1946 to prosecute high-ranking Nazi officials for war crimes, crimes against peace, and crimes against humanity.
- The trials established the principle of personal accountability for war crimes.
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