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Oral history interview with Lester Libo

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.148.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0662

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Lester Martin Libo, born in 1923, discusses his childhood in Chicago, IL; growing up in a Jewish-Russian household; enlisting in the Army to continue college; being shipped to Normandy, France in January 1945; using his Russian and Yiddish language skills to translate for his company; going to Kulmbach, Germany then Austria; aiding concentration camp prisoners and evacuating prisoners to safety; working with the denazification program in Germany; how German war criminals were treated; the cleansing of the German government by Americans; and the strengths and weaknesses of the program overall.

Interviewee
Lester Libo
Interviewer
Noemi J. Szekely-Popescu
Mrs. Johanna J. Neumann
Date
2012 August 03-2012 October 25  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 digital files : WAV.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:21:47
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