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Oral history interview with William Denson

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0268

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    Oral history interview with William Denson


    Interview Summary
    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.
    William D. Denson
    Ringelheim, Dr. Joan
    interview:  1994 August 25
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    8 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Administrative Notes

    Joan Ringelheim, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with William Denson on August 25, 1994.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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