'One of the most beautiful things I've ever heard...sublime'
"I call attention to the statement 'there are only a few Jews left alive, whereas tens of thousands have been disposed of.' Do you still say,... that neither Hitler nor yourself knew that the Jews were being exterminated."
David Maxwell Fyfe cross-examines Hermann Goering at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials March 1946
MAGNA CARTA PROGRESS | Spring 2023
PERFORMANCES TO INSPIRE & INFORM
Weaving his words with original musical settings of the poems which inspired him,
exploring his philosophy of natural law amid the landscapes of his journey, and the love story at its' heart.
75 YEARS ON,
MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY TELL THE STORY OF
DAVID MAXWELL FYFE'S JOURNEY
FROM NUREMBERG TO STRASBOURG
TO BECOME AN ARTISAN OF THE ECHR
The latest stretch of our Magna Carta Progress is along the #RoadtoReykjavik, where a summit will be held by the Council of Europe in May to refocus their mission in the light of new threats to democracy and human rights and to support Ukraine.
It will be held days away from the 75th anniversary of the Congress of Europe, an early step taken towards a united Europe striving for peace after World War II. The event was dominated by Winston Churchill, but David Maxwell Fyfe was a delegate, starting his work on a Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. He was a respected figure there because of his recent work at the Nuremberg Trials cross-examining leading Nazis, including Hermann Goering.
For the UK this will be a rocky #RoadtoReykjavik as the government introduces the Illegal Migration Bill, which threatens either to break up Churchill and Fyfe's legacy, the ECHR, or to facilitate the UK's withdrawal from the Council of Europe. We will continue to perform shining the light of the past on these troubled debates to encourage the government to work harmoniously with the Council of Europe to solve the current global problems and respect the freedoms of all on European soil.
Our response to this debate is to want to perform more and bigger. We want to inform and inspire.
But - we cannot do it alone. Please look at our website to see what we do, and then support our crowdfund.
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Dedicated to Lalage, Pamela & Miranda Maxwell Fyfe
"The Human's in the Telling is a must for all who want to build a better world."