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  • Benjamin Ferencz Oral History Interview Part 3
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    Benjamin Ferencz Oral History Interview, Part 3

    Benjamin Ferencz, former chief prosecutor for the United States in the Einsatzgruppen Case, talks about his role in the war crimes trials at Nuremberg after World War II. Mr. Ferencz was…

    379 views
  • Benjamin Ferencz Oral History Interview Part 2
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    Benjamin Ferencz Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Benjamin Ferencz, former chief prosecutor for the United States in the Einsatzgruppen Case, talks about his role in the war crimes trials at Nuremberg after World War II.  Mr. Ferencz was…

    418 views
  • Benjamin Ferencz Oral History Interview Part 1
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    Benjamin Ferencz Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Benjamin Ferencz, former chief prosecutor for the United States in the Einsatzgruppen Case, talked about his role in the war crimes trials at Nuremberg after World War II. He also talked…

    1,043 views
  • Gerda Weissmann Klein Oral History Interview
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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…

    498 views
  • Kurt Klein Oral History Interview
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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 ultimately perished at…

    292 views
  • Discussion on the US Holocaust Museums Oral History Collection
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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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  • Mayer Adler Oral History Interview
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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 also spoke…

    146 views
  • Jerry von Halle Oral History Interview
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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…

    243 views
  • John Holmes Oral History Interview
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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 spoke about…

    680 views
  • Shony Braun Oral History Interview
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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” Braun was sent to Auschwitz…

    244 views