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War Crimes Trial of Henry Wirz
Paul Finkelman talked about the military trial of Henry Wirz, the Confederate commander of Andersonville Prison, where approximately 13,000 Union prisoners died. The concept of war crimes was established as a result of his trial.81 views
This talk was a portion of the 2014 Civil War Symposium hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon spoke with reporters about his trip to the Middle East and his efforts to end the conflict in Gaza. He told reporters that all occupying powers had an obligation to protect their civilians and urged Israel and other players to cease fire.354 views