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    Jerry von Halle Oral History Interview

    Jerry von Halle talked about growing up in Germany and moving to Holland when Adolf Hitler gained power. After being released from prison by claiming he had tuberculosis, he went into…

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    John Holmes Oral History Interview

    U.S. Army Veteran John Holmes talks about coming across a Nazi labor camp during World War II in the Hartz region of Austria and liberating the Jews who were imprisoned there. He also…

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    Shony Braun Oral History Interview

    Holocaust survivor Shony Braun talked about his experiences in Auschwitz and being shot while trying to escape a death march. Born In Transylvania, Romania, Sandor “Shony”…

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Technology and Propaganda in the Holocaust

    Panelists talked about the use of technology to distribute Nazi propaganda, comparing mass media technologies of the mid-twentieth century with contemporary forms of communication.

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    Preventing Genocide in the 21st Century

    Anthony Blinken spoke about international security and human rights issues, focusing on efforts of the Atrocities Prevention Board and U.S. policy toward Syria following reports of chemical…

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    Holocaust Experiences

    Participants talked about survivors and others affected by the Holocaust. They highlighted stories of teachers, students, police officers, and neighbors who overcame fear and community…

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    Holocaust Memory in Europe

    Senior government officials from Germany, Poland, and France talked about efforts to combat the spread of anti-Semitism in Europe. This discussion was part of the United States Holocaust…

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    U.S. Holocaust Museum 20th Anniversary Tribute

    Former President Bill Clinton and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel spoke at an event marking the 20th anniversary of the Holocaust Museum. Both recalled the dedication ceremony for the…

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    Panel on War Crimes Tribunals

    Panelists discussed war crimes tribunals, both past and present, and if the legal infrastructure the world’s leading democracies have struggled to establish since the Nuremberg trials…

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    Book Discussion on Jewish Responses to Persecution: Volume I, 1933-1938

    Jurgen Matthaus and Mark Roseman recall the Eastern European Jewish population’s thoughts on the rise of Adolf Hitler from 1933 to 1938. The editors culled their findings from a…

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    Prevention of Genocide

    United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice talked about genocide and what can be done to prevent such crimes in the future. Michael Abramowitz, director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial…

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    Holocaust Oral History: Bert Fleming, Part 2

    Bert Fleming spoke about his life and his struggle to survive as a labor official in a Polish ghetto. This is the second of two parts of the interview, which was done by the The United…

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