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Judah N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1446) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein,

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    Videotape testimony of Judah N., who was born in 1912. Rabbi N. recalls serving as the senior Jewish chaplain in the European theater of operations in Paris; appointment as advisor to General Eisenhower on Jewish affairs; observing Dachau in August 1945; leading high holiday services in Frankfurt for survivors and Jewish soldiers; meeting with residents of Feldafing displaced persons camp; reporting to Generals Eisenhower and Smith, suggesting improvements; helping transfer survivors to Föhrenwald; UNRRA administration of Landsberg; accompanying David Ben-Gurion from Paris to Frankfurt, Zeilsheim, and other displaced persons camps; Ben-Gurion's emotional speeches to survivors; visiting Sankt Ottilien; demobilization; returning to the United States; appointment as head of the Joint in Germany; visiting many displaced persons camps in Germany and Italy; raising funds for U.J.A. to support survivors; marriage; and rabbinical positions with congregations in the United States. Rabbi. N. discusses his relationship with Eisenhower and issues of faith resulting from his experiences. He shows a photograph and mentions his book.
    N., Judah, 1912-
    Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1990
    Interview Date
    March 15, 1990.
    United States
    Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Paris (France)
    Cite As
    Judah N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1446). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Weinstein, Bernard, interviewer.
    Related publication: Eisenhower and the Jews / Judah Nadich. -- New York : Twayne Publishers, c1953.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 13 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Video tapes. Men. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives. World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Jewish. World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American. World War, 1939-1945--Participation, American. World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Jewish. Refugee camps. Faith. United States--Armed Forces--Europe. Frankfurt am Main (Germany) Paris (France) Italy. Oral histories (document genres) N., Judah,--1912- Eisenhower, Dwight D.--(Dwight David),--1890-1969. Smith, Walter Bedell,--1895-1961. Ben-Gurion, David,--1886-1973. Dachau (Concentration camp) Zeilsheim (Displaced persons camp) Landsberg am Lech (Displaced persons camp) Föhrenwald (Displaced persons camp) American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. United Jewish Appeal. Landsberg (Concentration camp)

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