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Oral history interview with Herman Obermayer

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.141 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0574

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Herman Obermayer, born in 1924 in Philadelphia, PA, describes attending Dartmouth; being drafted into the army at the end of his freshman year in 1943; landing at the Battle of the Bulge in January 1945; serving in France, Belgium, and Germany immediately following the end of World War II; spending most his war-time experience in Paris, France and Frankfurt, Germany; his feelings on being a Jew fighting those who persecuted Jews; his and fellow soldiers feelings about the German people and German soldiers; the execution of some German soldiers; the role of the chief army executioner; attending the Nuremberg trials; and how his experience in the army affected his perspective and post-war experiences.

Interviewee
Herman Obermayer
Interviewer
Ina Navazelskis
Date
2010 June 21  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
5 videocassettes (MiniDV).
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:19:59
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