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Oral history interview with Werner Kleeman

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2008.38 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0523

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    Oral history interview with Werner Kleeman

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Werner Kleeman, born in 1919 in Gaukönigshofen, Germany, discusses his childhood in Germany; being raised in an Orthodox family; antisemitic attitudes in Germany in the 1930s; Kristallnacht; being taken to the Ochsenfurt prison and finding out about the concentration camps; being sent to Dachau; being released from Dachau; immigrating to the United States; joining the US Army in June 1942; getting his family out of Germany; experiencing antisemitism in the army; going through amphibious training in West Florida in 1943; his travels and work for the army in Europe as a translator; being part of the D-Day invasion; meeting Ernest Hemingway in Germany; life after the Holocaust for himself and for others involved in the war; his wife and children; and his book “From Dachau to D-Day.”
    Interviewee
    Mr. Werner Kleeman
    Interviewer
    Neenah Ellis
    Date
    interview:  2008 March 19

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Oral histories.
    Extent
    8 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Conditions on Access
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    Conditions on Use
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    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    United States. Army

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the oral history interview with Werner Kleeman on March 19, 2008.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 08:03:22
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