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    Mayer Adler Oral History Interview

    Holocaust survivor Mayer Adler talked about being sent to Auschwitz with his family in 1944, their separation, and his transfer to Kaufering labor camp outside of Dachau, Germany. He…

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    Gerda Weissmann Klein Oral History Interview

    Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein talked about how the 1939 German invasion of Poland changed her life. She spoke about being sent to a Jewish ghetto with her family, their…

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    Kurt Klein Oral History Interview

    Kurt Klein talked about his early life in Germany, the rise of Nazi persecution of the Jews, his escape to the United States and his family’s efforts to rescue his parents, who…

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    Leslie Swift Interview

    Leslie Swift, chief of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum film, oral history, and recorded sound branch, talked about the origins and purposes of the museum’s oral history…

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    Panel Discussion on World War II and the Holocaust

    Martin Goldsmith, author of Alex’s Wake: The Tragic Voyage of the St. Louis to Flee Nazi Germany, and a Grandson’s Journey of Love and Remembrance, Glenn Kurtz, author of…

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    Senator Durbin on Auschwitz Liberation Anniversary

    In observance of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) paid tribute to the victims of the concentration camp. He also tied the…

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    Senator Mikulski on the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

    Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) spoke on the Senate floor to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

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    Book Discussion on The Nazis Next Door

    Eric Lichtblau talked about his book The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men. Until recently, historians believed the U.S. gave asylum only to key Nazi…

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    Surviving the Holocaust in Poland

    Marcel Drimer talked about the challenges his family faced while living in Nazi occupied Poland during World War II. He spoke about being forced into a ghetto, going into hiding, and…

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    Book Discussion on Alex's Wake

    Martin Goldsmith talked about his book, Alex’s Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance, in which he recalls the journey of 900 Jewish refugees aboard the cruise liner…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Raoul Wallenberg

    Congress posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg for saving tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust. He was detained by…

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    Book Discussion on How Could This Happen

    Dan McMillan talked about his book, How Could This Happen: Explaining the Holocaust, in which he presents his thoughts on the causes for the Holocaust, including the prevalence of…

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    St. Louis Passengers and the Holocaust

    Scott Miller talked about his book, Refuge Denied: The St. Louis Passengers and the Holocaust, in which he details the fate of the passengers of the transatlantic ocean liner…

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    Jews in World War II Germany

    Bob Behr talked about his experiences growing up Jewish in Berlin, Germany, during the years leading up to World War II. Behr spoke with journalist Bill Benson about the disintegration…

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    Book Discussion on Mission at Nuremberg

    Tim Townsend talked about his book, Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis, in which he reports on U.S. Army chaplain Henry Gerecke and his assignment…

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    Book Discussion on The Eternal Nazi

    Journalists Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet talked about their book, The Eternal Nazi: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim, in which they recount…

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    Book Discussion on FDR and the Jews

    Richard Breitman talked about the book he co-wrote, FDR and the Jews, in which he examines the historical debate over whether President Franklin D. Roosevelt was indifferent to or a…

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    Holocaust Graphic Novel Maus

    Florida Atlantic University Holocaust Studies Chair Alan Berger talked about Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel Maus, which depicts Spiegelman’s relationship with his father, a…

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    Book Discussion on The Red Umbrella

    Author David Christensen talked about the book, The Red Umbrella: Danish Resistance and Johna’s Escape from Nazi Occupation, which tells the story of his sister Johna’s escape…

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    Remembering Kristallnacht

    German ambassador to the United States Peter Ammon spoke at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Following his speech, three…

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