November 10, 2014
In Photos: Ben Ferencz, ’43, Receives HLS Medal of Freedom
Posted by Cara Solomon
The great Ben Ferencz, ’43, received Harvard Law School’s highest honor on Friday: the Medal of Freedom.
Humble, hilarious, and altogether inspiring, Ben became Chief Prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen case at the Nuremberg Tribunal at the age of 27—and has been a tireless advocate for peace ever since.
After his talk, titled “Law not War,” students surrounded Ben with requests to pose for pictures. He greeted one student this way: “Where you from? Want to help me save the world?”