Parting Words: 9 Lessons for a Remarkable Life by Benjamin Ferencz

Ben Ferencz landed on the beaches of Normandy, broke through the Maginot and Siegfried lines, took part in the Battle of the Bulge and served in the headquarters of General Patton’s Third Army. He received five battle stars from the Pentagon and was on the scene during the liberation of Buchenwald and Mauthausen.

He was chief prosecutor of the SS death squads at Nuremberg, pulled dead bodies out of the mud with his hands, jumped out of a plane that was about to crash, made millions of dollars as a lawyer, became a famous human rights campaigner and philanthropist, summed up the prosecution argument in the first case before the International Criminal Court, married his teenage sweetheart and stayed married to her for more than 70 years, and is still alive at 100 years of age.

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