Patricia Viseur Sellers, who served for twelve years as advisor on gender issues in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, “discovered” me. Wondering whether any women served as a senior professional at Nuremberg, Ms. Sellers has asked Nuremberg prosecutors if they could name any. In response, Benjamin Ferencz told Ms. Sellers that, along with another woman whose name he could not recall, “Beatrice” was part of the Nuremberg Prosecution team, and recalled that I live in New York. Despite concerted efforts to find me there, Ms. Sellers has not yet been able to do so. But thanks to her determination to ensure that I remain part of the history of Nuremberg, I have not been totally erased.
If Phillis Heller Rosenthal is the other female prosecutor whose name previously eluded Mr. Ferencz, perhaps yesterday's sad news will help ensure that she, too, remains a part of our collective history.