(The Algemeiner) A group of Congressmen led by Jewish Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) introduced a “bipartisan” bill on Thursday to award Benjamin Ferencz — the last living Nuremberg prosecutor — with Congress’ highest civilian honor, ignoring evidence that Ferencz has repeatedly admitted to extracting false confessions from German defendants using intimidation, threats of violence, and torture — and used those false confessions to justify their executions:
The bill to award the 101-year-old Ferencz with a Congressional Gold Medal, marking the 86th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials, is co-sponsored by House Representatives Joe Wilson (R-SC), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Jim McGovern (D-MA), and Chris Smith (R-NJ).
“From his military service during World War II, to his role as chief prosecutor in a trial that brought 22 Nazi officials to justice, Ben Ferencz has led a remarkable life dedicated to the pursuit of justice,” said Frankel. “It’s my hope that this award reminds us all of the importance of always taking a stand and doing the right thing, and helps us keep the horrors of the Holocaust from fading from our collective memory.”
Ferencz served in the US army during World War II and helped collect evidence of Nazi war crimes against humanity. A Harvard Law School graduate, Ferencz was recruited for the Nuremberg war crimes trials in around 1945. At 27 years old, he was appointed chief prosecutor for the Unites States in the Einsatztruppen trial that convicted 22 former Nazi Schutzstaffel (SS) officials for their roles in the murder of over a million people. All of the defendants were convicted, and thirteen were sentenced to death.
“As part of the effective prosecutorial team at the Nuremburg Trials, Benjamin Ferencz helped ensure that those who committed unspeakable heinous crimes in Nazi Germany were held to account,” said Rep. Smith. “His remarkable work to expose the truth of the Holocaust helped build the foundation on which we continue to fight antisemitism in all of its ugly pernicious forms.”
Over the past decades, Ferencz has been an advocate for the rule of law and international justice, and fought for the establishment of the International Criminal Court. “At a time when national surveys show more and more young Americans know less and less about the Holocaust, as antisemitic incidents are on the rise, and as we lose the last generation of first-hand witnesses of the horrors of World War II, I can think of no better individual to receive this honor and no better moment for him to receive it,” said Rep. Deutch…
We have previously written about the lies and deliberate distortions of this vampiric, Transyvania-born Benjamin Ferencz — who has made no attempt to hide the fact that he extracted false confessions using violence against German defendants.
Ferencz openly criticized the kangaroo court of the Dachau Trials, stating,
But the Dachau trials were utterly contemptible. There was nothing resembling the rule of law. More like court-martials. For example, they might bring in 20 or 30 people, line them up, each one with a number on a card tied around his neck…
And yet, he ultimately condoned this prosecutorial misconduct, blithely and cynically stating,
Did I think it was unjust? Not really. They were in the camp; they saw what happened…But I was sort of disgusted.
He was appointed the lead prosecutor for the Einsatzgruggen Trial — and described how he extracted fake confessions from German officers threatening them with extra-judicial execution at his own hand:
What do you do when he thinks he’s still in charge? I’ve got to show him that I’m in charge. All I’ve got to do is squeeze the trigger and mark it as auf der Flucht erschossen (shot while trying to escape…) I said ‘you are in a filthy uniform sir, take it off!’ I stripped him naked and threw his clothes out the window. He stood there naked for half an hour, covering his balls with his hands, not looking nearly like the SS officer he was reported to be. Then I said ‘now listen, you and I are gonna have an understanding right now. I am a Jew—I would love to kill you and mark you down as auf der Flucht erschossen, but I’m gonna do what you would never do. You are gonna sit down and write out exactly what happened — when you entered the camp, who was there, how many died, why they died, everything else about it. Or, you don’t have to do that—you are under no obligation—you can write a note of five lines to your wife, and I will try to deliver it…’
On top of the fake confessions, Ferencz allowed the use of German Einstazgruppen Reports allegedly confiscated by the Allies which “proved” culpability of the Einsatzgruggen — but these reports were not original documents but rather “copies” of the “original” which showed clear evidence of Soviet tampering and doctoring to support the fake “genocide” allegations. This kind of “evidence” — doctored reports and forced confessions — which led to the execution of these German soldiers — would never be admitted, let alone stand up, in any courtroom outside of the Jewish-dominated Soviet Union.
After the war, Ferencz continued as a Jewish apparatchik — again making a mockery of international law — by helping to extract billions from the vanquished German nation in so-called “reparations” for its Jewish “victims” — which is unprecedented in the entire history of warfare.
Instead of living out his life in hiding for his crimes against humanity, the Jewish apparatchik Ferencz has been elevated to hero status — confirming Winston Churchill’s post-war assessment of Germany’s defeat:
It is clear to me now that we have slaughtered the wrong pig. (The New Statesman and Nation, volume 35, p. 373, 28th August 1948)