Last week, the path next to the Peace Palace has been named Benjamin Ferenczpad. Together with the students of the Duinoord School, 97-year-old Ferencz unveiled his street name board. After revealing, he spoke to the children in the Peace Palace Library who were allowed to ask questions.
Benjamin Berell Ferencz (born March 11, 1920) is a Hungarian-born American lawyer. He was an investigator of Nazi war crimes after World War II and the Chief Prosecutor for the United States Army at the Einsatzgruppen Trial, one of the twelve military trials held by the U.S. authorities at Nuremberg, Germany. Later, he became an advocate of the establishment of an international rule of law and of an International Criminal Court. From 1985 to 1996, he was Adjunct Professor of International Law at Pace University.
The Deputy Mayor of The Hague, Mrs. Saskia Bruines, had travelled earlier to Washington to symbolically present the street sign to the war crimes prosecutor and advocate for global justice. ‘You are a role model for people all over the world, and especially for the young generation, also in the future. This is why we are naming this beautiful path after you.’