Ralph G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3112) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- October 31, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Ralph G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3112). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Ralph G., who was born in Youngstown, Ohio in 1903. He recalls being one of the few Jews at law school in Oklahoma; military service beginning in 1941; joining the staff at the subsequent Nuremberg Trials in November 1946; visiting refugee camps near Nuremberg; prosecuting the industrialist, Friedrich Flick and Hitler's Reich Press Chief, Otto Dietrich; the unprecedented argument in Dietrich's trial that Nazi propaganda was a military weapon; interaction with chief prosecutor Telford Taylor; housing Rezső Kasztner in their villa; visiting Vienna and Salzburg with him; visiting Lidice, Paris, and Nantes; and returning to the United States in October 1948. Mr. G. notes German spectators at the trials harassed concentration camp survivors after they testified; the defendants not acknowledging wrongdoing or accepting responsibility; and the trials awakening his interest in Judaism. He shows photographs, documents, and memorabilia.