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Ferencz lecture: Rotary Club of Toronto

Film | Accession Number: 1994.A.0037 | RG Number: RG-12.021.26

Ferencz speaks about his book "Less Than Slaves" (1979) that explains how German industrialists could become accomplices to the exploitation of people for the sole purpose of working them to death. He discusses the principles established at Nuremberg, including the crime of aggressive war and crimes against humanity, and expresses his hope for an international criminal court. Three essential mechanisms that would reverse the "international anarchy" of today and provide a world for all humans to live in peace and dignity are laws, courts, and a system of effective enforcement. He stresses the reality of the United Nations and also recognizes its critical place in the formation of interdependence and global management. Ferencz mentions the role Canada has played and can play in the future to lead the way to peace. Specifically, he identifies Canadian dedication to peace, fraternity, and support and, finally, he encourages involvement.

Film Title
Rotary Club Lecture
Event:  1990 April
Toronto, Canada
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Benjamin Ferencz
Record last modified: 2020-08-04 09:19:28
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