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Oral history interview with Jacob Wiener

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0287 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0112

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    Oral history interview with Jacob Wiener


    Interview Summary
    Jacob Wiener (né Koppel G. Zwienicki), born March 25, 1917 in Bremen, Germany, discusses his experiences in the United States after World War II; the reaction to the war by the American media; his wife’s experience on the Kindertransport; his memories of watching Nazi war crime trials on television; his thoughts on Israel and Palestine; the Eichmann trial; how he was involved with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum from its founding; Holocaust education in American schools; antisemitism in the United States; and how he founded a school for mentally disabled children in the 1950s.
    Rabbi Jacob G. Wiener Ph.D.
    Esther Finder
    interview:  1998 October 25

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    2 sound cassettes (74 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    Esther Finder, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, conducted the interview with Jacob Wiener on October 25, 1998.
    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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