Parting Words: 9 lessons for a remarkable life by Benjamin Ferencz (Hardback)
What a century of life experience can teach us about happiness, ambition, courage, love and how to make the most of the lives we’ve been given. How many people do you know grew up as a poor immigrant in America during the Great Depression, won a scholarship to Harvard Law School, landed on the beaches of Normandy on D Day, were present at the liberation of concentration camps including Buchenwald, Mauthausen and Flossenburg, held leading Nazis to account at the Nuremberg trials and have fought for an International Criminal Court to hold war criminals to account the world over?
Now you know one. Benjamin Ferencz turned 100 in 2020. In this extraordinary book, he shares his remarkable life story and the nine humble, compelling and life-affirming lessons he’s learned along the way that we can all harness for ourselves.
‘Warm, wise and inspiring – a book for our times by one of the world’s most remarkable human beings’ PHILIPPE SANDS, author of East West Street and The Ratline ‘Ferencz is a true survivor and Mensch! He has wonderful humour, patience and gratitude. The book is a “must read”” DR EDITH EGER, author of The Choice and The Gift ‘This is a life-affirming and beautiful book from a great human being. There are simple truths here to treasure’ BART VAN ES, author of The Cut Out Girl ‘I read this in one go and it felt like moments … Here is wisdom stripped to the necessary minimum – spare but nutritious. This is the good stuff.’ NEIL OLIVER