Former U.S. Sen. John Warner received the annual Rule of Law Award presented by the Virginia Holocaust Museum and the Virginia Law Foundation Friday in a place that he said is “a constant reminder to this generation and to future generations of the suffering that occurred in the absence of the rule of law.”
Before received the award on Law Day, Warner walked around the museum’s replica of the Nuremberg Courtroom, where Nazi leaders were tried at the end of World War II.
He was accompanied by Emilio DiPalma (left), who stood beside the witness stand during those trials as a 19-year-old guard.
DiPalma, who now lives in Springfield, Mass., received the Legacy of Nuremberg Award. A mannequin in his likeness also was unveiled in the courtroom. It will stand next to a mannequin of Hermann Goering, who is on the witness stand in a recreation of his questioning by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, chief prosecutor at the trial.
By Alan Cooper