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Oral history interview with Harry Ebert

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.357 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0592

Harry Ebert discusses his childhood in Heidelberg, Germany; moving to Mannheim, Germany, where his father joined his grandfather’s law firm; attending two private boarding schools in Italy, one near Milan, Italy; his experiences in Italy; leaving Italy in 1938 and returning to Mannheim; attending a Jewish boarding school in Germany; his sisters’ escape to Holland, Netherlands with family friends; leaving on the Kindertransport in January 1939; his father’s arrest and internment in Dachau; how the bishop of Lichfield, England sponsored his father’s release; traveling to Rotterdam, Netherlands; staying in quarantine in Rotterdam; living in Holland until April 1940; training in the oil and gas field while living in the Netherlands; how his father went to England while his mother stayed in Germany; the deportation of his mother and maternal grandparents to a camp in Gurs, France; traveling from the Netherlands to England; immigrating to the United States with his family; settling in Manhattan, NY and later moving to Ohio; entering the Army Specialized Training Program; training at Camp Ritchie in Maryland; his experiences being stationed in Germany with the US Army from 1945 until 1947; working as an investigator in the Nuremberg Trials; investigating Alfred Krupp’s wartime activities; his career in the military; his extensive experiences while stationed in Europe; his experiences with war crime trials; his career in America; experiences living and working abroad; and speaking publicly about his career after World War II.

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Mr. Harry W. Ebert
Ann E. Erling Gofus
interview:  2010 October 16
2 digital files : WAV.
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:23:26
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