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Oral history interview with Joseph Maier

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0143

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    Oral history interview with Joseph Maier

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Joseph Maier, born January 24, 1911 in Latski, Germany, describes his family; remaining in Germany to finish gymnasium while his family members moved to New York, NY in 1930; joining his family in New York in September 1933 after seeing Hitler come to power; marrying Alice Newman in 1937; attending Columbia University through 1939, when he graduated with his doctorate; working as the assistant editor of a German Jewish New York weekly newspaper from 1940 to 1943; working as a propaganda analyst for the United States Office of War Information in London, England; not wanting to believe the rumors about what was happening to European Jews; working as an interrogator of Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg Trials; interviewing former Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Hoess; and returning to Germany after the war.
    Interviewee
    Mr. Joseph Maier
    Interviewer
    Raye L. Farr
    Date
    interview:  1992 June 22
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Interview can not be used for sale in the Museum Shop.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Maier, Joseph, 1911-

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Raye Farr, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch, interviewed Joseph Maier on June 22, 1992. Tapes of the interview were transferred to the Archives in February 1995.
    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 08:00:59
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