The lawsuit alleges that the Hecht attorneys told the plaintiffs that they would represent them in applying for a green card or other immigration status through a legal mechanism that does not exist, and instead applied for asylum on their client's behalf without their client's consent, which put all plaintiffs into the pipeline for deportation.
Benjamin B. Ferencz, chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials, global genocide prevention activist and patron of the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic, paid a visit to Cardozo to speak with current clinic students about his experiences at Nuremberg and ever since. Professor Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, clinic director, called the visit “inspiring for the students who are just getting out there.”
Getgen Kestenbaum said Ferencz, who is now 98 years old, continues to attend to crises around the globe and “doesn’t lose hope.”
September 29 marks the 70th anniversary of Ferencz’s opening statement of the Einsatzgruppen case at the Nuremberg trials.