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Oral history interview with Beno Helmer

Oral History | Accession Number: 2000.41 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0064

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Beno Helmer discusses his liberation from a prisoner of war camp by the American Army; traveling to Czechoslovakia; recovering from rheumatic fever; life in post-war Teplice, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic); escaping from Russian forces by smuggling himself into Germany; finding his sister, who he thought had perished in Auschwitz; immigrating to the United Sates; daily life in New York, NY; being drafted into the United States Army; working for American counterintelligence; his views on American politics; his volunteer work; his views on Israel; sharing his Holocaust experiences publicly; taking his children to Teplice; his views on Judaism; the importance of Holocaust remembrance; and his views on Holocaust movies.

Interviewee
Beno Helmer
Interviewer
Arwin Donohue
Date
2000 March 03  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:54:10
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