The first Cardozo clinic won his appeal. The second Cardozo clinic convinced the jury in a two-week-long retrial that he was not guilty.
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.