C. Brooks P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2936) interviewed by Brana Gurewitsch,
Videotape testimony of C. Brooks P., who was born in Bergenfield, New Jersey in 1912. He describes attending graduate school in Berlin in 1936; leaving school to work for the New York Times; establishing contacts with Rabbi Leo Baeck; witnessing Kristallnacht and German bombardment of Warsaw; meeting Adolf Hitler near Warsaw; witnessing German bombing of Rotterdam; marriage to an American in Berlin in 1940; delivering a letter to Budapest for Richard C. Hottelet, which may have involved espionage; interviewing Baldur von Schirach when writing about the Hitler Youth; some Nazi censorship of this article; returning to the United States in fall 1941; working at the New York Times Washington bureau; enlisting and serving in the Pacific; returning after being wounded; recruitment by Allen Dulles for intelligence work in Bern, Switzerland; and various careers after the war. Mr. P. reflects upon the futility of preventing genocide since the Armenian and Jewish experiences seem to have no impact on the Balkans presently.
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Musuem of Jewish Heritage, 1994
- Interview Date
- March 2, 1994.
- United States
- 2 copies: and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- C. Brooks P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2936). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.