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Ralph G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3112) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3112

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.

Author/Creator
G., Ralph, 1903-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
October 31, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
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.