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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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Harry Reicher Adjunct Professor University of Pennsylvania->Law School
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