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Oral history interview with Joseph Maier

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0143

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.

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Maier, Mr. Joseph
Farr, Raye L.
interview:  1992 June 22
Oral histories.
4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:52:43
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