"Heartbroken" Over Ukraine: "We Have Learned So Little From the Holocaust" - Amanpour and Company
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"Never again.” These words have echoed down through history as a promise to the dead and a warning to the living. Never again will we allow atrocities to be committed with impunity. Never again will the rest of the world just stand by and watch. But now, Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked war in Ukraine is testing this promise, and the will of Western democracies to stop him. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is accusing Putin of genocide, an accusation echoed by President Biden. Tonight, we look back at the origins of the word “genocide,” and two men who ensured the world would fully acknowledge the horrors of World War II. Benjamin Ferencz is the last surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials, winning convictions against 22 Nazi defendants in 1947. He was also the first prosecutor to use the term “genocide” in a court of law. Christiane speaks with him about his experience, and his thoughts about the war in Ukraine. It’s clear that in his 103rd year, Ferencz has not given up on his fight for justice -- or his faith in peace. Originally aired on April 15, 2022" from video introduction.