Benjamin B. Ferencz collection, Series 1-4
Series 1: Ferencz family biographical information, 1919-1993
Ferencz family biographical information includes correspondence, notes, scrapbooks, identification documents, reports, yearbooks, diaries, educational certificates, notebooks, and other records related to the private life, career, and professional development of Benjamin and Gertrude Ferencz. Notably, the series includes letters from Benjamin Ferencz to Gertrude Ferencz that detail the capture, interrogation, and investigation of Karl Haberstock, Hitler's personal art dealer. The letters describe the theft of billions of dollars in art treasures throughout Europe. Most files are arranged in chronological order, but the contents of the Day Files are arranged in reverse chronological order.
Series 2: War crimes trials and war crimes related records, 1945-1994
The series includes, but is not limited to correspondence, notes, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, identification documents, essays, memoranda, reports, photographs, and other records related to war crimes in general, and the Einsatzgruppen war crimes trial in particular. The series includes transcript volumes from the Nuremberg Trials. The collection is chiefly related to Benjamin B. Ferencz's involvement in the Einsatzgruppen trial. Most files are arranged in chronological order.
Series 3: B'nai B'rith records, 1937-1994
The series includes, but is not limited to correspondence, newspaper clippings, memoranda, notes, essays, reports, and other documents pertaining to Benjamin B. Ferencz's professional association with B'nai B'rith. Primarily, the material concerns the efforts of Ferencz to obtain restitution for real, material, and capital property lost by B'nai B'rith during World War II.
Series 4: Claims against industrial firms records, 1952-1994
The series includes, but is not limited to notes, correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, reports, and other documents related to Benjamin B. Ferencz's legal representation of individual and group claims brought against German industrial firms after World War II. Primarily, the material concerns the efforts of Ferencz to obtain restitution for slave laborers from the German industrial firms which forcibly employed them.
4 oversize boxes
2 book enclosures
5 oversize folders
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Sterling silver tea tray presented to Benjamin Ferencz from the staff of the JRSO, LAD, and URO (United Restitution Organization) commemorating his service from 1948-1956 in Nuremberg and Frankfurt, Germany.
Tray to commemorate the signing of the first financial agreement between a German state and a Jewish organization since the advent of Adolf Hitler.
Decorative plate presented to Benjamin Ferencz in Warsaw by the Polish Committee of the Red Cross. It was given as a token of appreciation for his help in obtaining compensation from Nazi Germany for the Catholic women who had been victims of Nazi medical experiments while they were inmates in the concentration camp of Ravensbrueck.
Sculpture presented by the artist to Ben Ferencz as a token of appreciation for his dedication to the rule of law and the Hebrew tradition of humanity.
Desk set presented to Benjamin Ferencz at a luncheon held by the leading Jewish organizations that comprised the membership of the JRSO.
The collection consists of the personal papers of Benjamin B. Ferencz, Chief Prosecutor of the Einsatzgruppen at the Nuremberg Trials. Includes materials relevant to World War II, the Nuremberg trials, Holocaust-related restitution and indemnification issues, war crimes justice,and his efforts to establish a permanent international criminal court for war crimes. Series 1, Ferencz family biographical information, is cataloged separately as 1994.A.0037.21.
Contains a 27-volume series of publications entitled "War Crimes Trials: United States of America v. Otto Ohlendorf et al." containing transcripts from the "Einsatzgruppen trial," number 9 of the subsequent Nuremberg proceedings. All volumes are rectangular form; marbelized gray cardboard cover with blue textile corners; blue textile spine with goldleaf lettering; typed text on interior pages.