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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 9:10:58am

Mr Ferencz is a living monument to both what is good and evil in humankind. The world will be a poorer place when he is gone.

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Teukka  May 8, 2017 • 9:22:47am

And some people are already forgetting the warning of history, what happens when you let certain classes of ideology to power. Ferencz colleague, Robert Jackson, said it best in his opening address:
“The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant and so devastating, that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored because it cannot survive their being repeated”

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Nyet  May 9, 2017 • 12:44:25pm

Here is my problem with Ferencz.

washingtonpost.com

Ferencz has shared his stories for seven decades. “I saw the inmates beat up a guy they captured and burn him alive,” Ferencz says of a German guard. “Slowly. I saw it.”

He stops. His eyes pool with tears and a linen handkerchief emerges from his pinstriped pocket.

“Excuse me,” he says, “but I still see it. Could I have probably stopped it? No. Did I try? No. Should I have tried? No. You try being there.”

Burning people alive is not justice.

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Birth Control Works  May 9, 2017 • 12:54:40pm

re: #3 Nyet

Here is my problem with Ferencz.

washingtonpost.com

Burning people alive is not justice.

You try being there.

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Nyet  May 9, 2017 • 12:55:37pm

re: #4 Birth Control Works

I don’t have to to know that burning people alive is not justice.

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Nyet  May 9, 2017 • 12:56:41pm

And neither is torturing terrorists. Or do you excuse that too?


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