Judah N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1446) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1990
- Interview Date
- March 15, 1990.
- 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.
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.