By Mary Holland
Thank you to all who have made this event possible — it is a great honor to be here.
The Nuremberg Code is an international monument to humanity. It is a critical guidepost, not unlike the 10 Commandments in the New Testament or similar guidance in other religions.
In essence, the code says: “Do this, and you will stay on the right path; stray from this, and bad things will happen.”
The last two-and-a-half years have certainly proven the wisdom of this document.
I am especially honored to be here because the authors of the Nuremberg Code were doctors and lawyers from the United States who sought to prevent future horrors. And they built on medical and legal ethics established here in Germany before the Nazi regime.