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Oral history interview with William Denson

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0268

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William Denson, born on May 31, 1913 in Birmingham, Alabama, describes his education in the United States Military Academy at West Point and at Harvard Law School; practicing civil law in Alabama after his admission to the Bar in 1937; starting to teach law in 1942 in the Law Department at West Point, where he served as Trial Judge Advocate and Defense Counsel in Court Martial Proceedings; his assignment in February 1945 to the United States Third Army, Judge Advocate Section, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel; serving as the Chief Prosecutor and Chief of Counsel representing the United States in the prosecution of Nazi war criminals at the Dachau War Crimes Trials in 1945; and acting in the same capacity at the Mauthausen, Flossenbürg, and Buchenwald Trials.

Interviewee
William D. Denson
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
1994 August 25  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
8 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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