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Fred R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2300) interviewed by Ronnie Morgan and Lidya Osadchey

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2300

Videotape testimony of Fred R., who was born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1920. He recalls his father's death in 1931; experiencing antisemitism beginning in 1933; the impact of the Nuremberg laws; transferring to a Jewish school in 1935, then to a school in Milan in 1936; and emigration to the United States in 1938. Mr. R. recounts his mother joining him in 1939; his draft into the United States military in 1943; serving in the Office of Strategic Services in London and Paris; broadcasting from London to Germany; interrogating a German general in Paris; spying in Aachen; participating in Dachau's liberation; and General William Donovan assigning him to the war crime trials at Nuremberg. He discusses the Nazi doctors' cases and human medical experiments documented at the trials; interrogating Göring; his disappointment as the severity of the sentences diminished; and sharing his experiences with his son.

Author/Creator
R., Fred, 1920-2005.
Published
Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1991
Interview Date
November 12, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Fred R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2300). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.