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The last living prosecutor of the Nuremberg trials, held after World War II, died on Friday aged 103.

Ben Ferencz was just 27 years old when he secured the convictions of 22 Nazi officers for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

He later advocated for the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute war crimes, a goal he achieved in 2002.

Ferencz passed away in her sleep on Friday night at a nursing home in Bonynton Beach, Florida, United States.