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Oral history interview with Fritz Schnaittacher

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0325

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Fritz Schnaittacher, born in July, 1913 in Fürth, Germany, describes growing up and experiencing antisemitism; his arrest and imprisonment in early 1933; moving to Munich after his release to live with relatives while waiting for an exit visa to the United States; immigrating to New York in late 1933 to work in a relative’s textile business; receiving his American citizenship in 1939; being drafted in 1942 and placed in Military Intelligence; landing in France with the 45th Division of the 157th Infantry in 1944; serving as an interpreter and a POW interrogator; liberating Dachau and many towns in Bavaria, including Fürth; later serving as a researcher for the War Crimes Commission for the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg; attempting to find evidence linking Reich Economic Minister Hjalmar Schacht to war crimes; and returning to the United States in October 1945.

Interviewee
Mr. Fritz Schnaittacher
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1995 May 09  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:13:49
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