Benjamin B. Ferencz collection

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The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1994, 2014, and 2019 by Benjamin B. Ferencz.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the personal papers of Benjamin B. Ferencz, Chief Prosecutor of the Einsatzgruppen at the Nuremberg Trials. Papers include biographical information pertaining to Ferencz and materials relevant to the Second World War, the Nuremberg Trials, Holocaust-related restitution and indemnification issues, war crimes justice, his activities in the formation of the International Criminal Court in The Hague; his teaching, research, and speaking activities, in particular as director of the Pace Peace Center, but also more generally in the subject areas of world peace, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The collection also includes an engraved sterling silver tea tray, commemorative tray, commemorative plate, Sculpture of Moses, commemorative desk set, a twenty-seven volume-set of US v. Ohlendorf materials, printing plate, plaque, and commemorative pen set. Some of these materials may be combined into a single collection in the future.


This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.