General Eisenhower and the Documentation of the Holocaust

Professor Harry Reicher talked about an episode which occurred in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust. While liberating… read more

Professor Harry Reicher talked about an episode which occurred in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust. While liberating concentration camps and witnessing sights that “beggar description,” General Eisenhower ensured the horrific scenes were captured for posterity in graphic photographs and film. Professor Reicher asserted that he grasped the impact which visual evidence was to have in the Nuremberg Trials, and foresaw the era of Holocaust denial. Video clips of concentration camps were shown. Professor Reicher also responded to questions from members of the audience.

“Eisenhower and the Writing of Holocaust History” was the final program, on December 14, 2011, in the seven-month series “Eisenhower and the Righteous Cause: The Liberation of Europe.” It was held in the Visitors Center Auditorium of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.

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General Eisenhower and the Documentation of the Holocaust

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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Abilene, Kansas, United States
First Aired:
Jun 11, 2011
Last Aired:
Jun 12, 2011

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  • Jun 11, 2011 | 6:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 11, 2011 | 10:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 12, 2011 | 11:53am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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