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Brasserie Munich - Josef Oberhauser (audio only)

Film | Accession Number: 1996.166 | RG Number: RG-60.5065 | Film ID: 3605, 3606

Josef Oberhauser was a SS officer in Belzec. He was interviewed in a Munich beer hall and refuses to answer many of Lanzmann's questions. Oberhauser answers Lanzmann's questions regarding the beer he sells, but refuses to respond to questions concerning his days as an SS officer in Belzec. Lanzmann attempts to interview former SS officer Mr. Oberhauser in the beer hall where he works. Trying to warm Oberhauser up to an interview, Lanzmann asks Oberhauser how many liters of beer he sells a day. After asking several times, Oberhauser answers that he sells 45 liters a day. He tells Lanzmann that he has worked in the beer house for twenty years, and that the best beer comes from the tap. When Lanzmann asks if he remembers Belzec, Oberhauser becomes quiet. He does not respond when Lanzmann asks further probing questions, or when Lanzmann requests to arrange an interview at another location.

FILM ID 3605 -- Oberhauser 1, Holocaust, Brasserie Munich 107, 1;2;3
FILM ID 3606 -- Oberhauser 2, Holocaust, Brasserie Munich 108,

Event Date
Munich, Germany
Created by Claude Lanzmann during the filming of "Shoah," used by permission of USHMM and Yad Vashem
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Record last modified: 2018-11-27 11:05:26
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