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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1446

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)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Judah N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1446). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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