Witness to Nuremberg Richard Sonnenfeldt talked about his memoir Witness to Nuremberg, published by Arcade Publishing. At age 22, this bilingual Army private became chief… read more

Witness to Nuremberg Richard Sonnenfeldt talked about his memoir Witness to Nuremberg, published by Arcade Publishing. At age 22, this bilingual Army private became chief interpreter and a key interrogator of Nazi war criminals for the American prosecution at the Nuremberg Trials. In his memoir he recounts his experiences questioning top Nazi officials, including Third Reich second-in-command Hermann Goring and Auschwitz Commandant Rudolf Hoess. At this event Mr. Sonnenfeldt detailed his impressions of the Nazi criminals and reflected on what he called their “mediocrity.” He also discussed the legacy of the Holocaust and the Nuremberg Trials, and the impact of their memory in modern Germany and around the world. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions.

This event with the only man still alive who spoke at length with all the top-ranking Nazi criminals was held in honor of International Holocaust Memorial Day. close

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Program ID:
196331-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Feb 10, 2007
Last Aired:
May 16, 2007

Airing Details

  • Feb 10, 2007 | 7:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 11, 2007 | 11:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 18, 2007 | 3:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 16, 2007 | 4:08am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 16, 2007 | 9:16am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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