What was just as notable was his lasting commitment to the rule of law and its use as an alternative to war. His work inspired the creation of the International Criminal Court. He was as tireless in seeking reparations for those who had suffered wrongs at the hands of the Nazis.
I love the comment his co-author made on the three pieces of advice that he always offered to anyone who asked what he had learned from living as long as he did. He said first, never give up. Second, never give up. And third, never give up. The message was, of course, that there is always hope.
It is hard not to be awed by a person who lived their life in pursuit of a greater purpose. That seems to be what Ben Ferencz did.
I will heed his advice.
Sheesh. So, Cummings and Gowing, what do you think?