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Oral history interview with Charles Stein

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0146 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0117

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    Oral history interview with Charles Stein


    Interview Summary
    Charles Stein (né Karl Robert Stein), born in Vienna, Austria, on November 28, 1919, describes his childhood; attending medical school at the University of Vienna; immigrating to the United States and arriving on December 18, 1939; his draft into the army on October 7, 1941; discovering that his parents had gone into the Łódź ghetto; training at Camp Ritchie in Maryland; going to Normandy, France with the 9th Infantry Division as the commander of a prisoner-of-war interrogation team; helping to liberate Nordhausen and interrogating its Ukrainian guards; becoming an Army captain and then the chief of the translation section in the Office of Military History at the Pentagon; serving in Korea and Tokyo for five years; marrying an Air Force lieutenant in Tokyo; returning to the US and settling in Washington, DC; working for the Air Force Intelligence and for the State Department until his retirement in 1978; serving as a foreign service officer and being responsible for the resettlement of refugees in Europe; and writing about his experiences during the war.
    Charles Stein
    Esther Finder
    interview:  1999 June 08

    Physical Details

    3 sound cassettes (74 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Stein, Charles, 1919-

    Administrative Notes

    Esther Finder, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, conducted the interview with Charles Stein June 8, 1999.
    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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