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Object ID

2019.2.238

Object Name

Photograph

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Black and white photograph of three men looking through papers, man in center pictured sitting, men on either side wearing headphones, “Ben Ferencz” signed in black near bottom.[Related item: 2019.2.237]

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Hungarian by birth, Ferencz’s family emigrated to the United States to escape persecution by the Romanians. After Harvard Law School, the scarcely five-foot-tall Ferencz served in the anti-aircraft unit in World War II. Transferred to Patton’s Third Army, Ferencz became part of a team collecting evidence relating to Nazi war crime trials, and was appointed at age 27 to Chief Prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen trials, wherein all 22 defendants were eventually convicted. He had an important role in post-war reparations programs for victims of Nazi persecution, and eventually returned to New York as a partner in Telford Taylor’s law firm.

Dimensions

4 1/4 x 6"

Keywords

Benjamin Ferencz, Einsatzgruppen Trials, Telford Taylor

Subcollection

1945 - Present: Post-Holocaust Commemoration & Revitalization: Displaced Person Camps; Refugees and Emigration; Postwar Trials; Israel Statehood

Reproduction Photograph with Original Signature of Benjamin Ferencz

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