Nuremberg Trials Memorial

Next to this display there was a movie running with Benjamin B. Ferencz addressing Swiss law students on the history of the ICC. Ferencz is a very personable, compelling speaker. I found it quite upsetting to be at this place and be the citizen of a country which refuses visas to ICC judges.

Ferencz mentioned in his lecture that he thought the mass rapes in the Balkans were instrumental in prompting the establishment of the ICC. I was reading Rebecca West’s book on Yugoslavia when I visited last year. I found it strange to see Kästner here. I stood and looked at him for a while.

It’s difficult to see Cronkite and not think of Vietnam. One wonders what memories surfaced for him when night after night he announced body counts and protective reaction strikes.

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