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Ferencz lecture: World Federalist Association of Pittsburgh

Film | Accession Number: 1994.A.0037 | RG Number: RG-12.021.04

Ferencz explains his involvement in world peace and international law. He describes the mentality of the defendents he prosecuted at Nuremberg as well as his legal quest for compensation for survivors. Ferencz claims that world peace can be achieved through a common sense plan that includes laws, courts, and enforcement. He reminds the audience of the dramatic transformation and progress of the twentieth century, that are, according to Ferencz, the beginnings of international law of the world. Ferencz identifies the need for disarmament and social justice to move to a world of caring and sharing. Furthermore, he describes what each individual can do to promote peace and stability. Finally, Ferencz argues that the only security will be in a rational world structure where the power and ability to use force will be controlled by an international body and not left to each sovereign state.

Event:  1988 May 16
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Benjamin Ferencz
Record last modified: 2020-08-04 09:19:28
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