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Oral history interview with Morris Parloff

Oral History | Accession Number: 2001.137.66 | RG Number: RG-50.010.0066

Dr. Morris Parloff, born on October 29, 1918, describes being part of the T-Force during World War II; his job to perform arrests and gather documents in Europe; his group of around 45 men; his first mission in 1944 in Aachen, Germany, where he screened people; learning of the V-2 and being eager to locate it; going to Nordhausen to investigate the V-2 and discovering the concentration camp; being eager to speak with European Jews; training at Camp Ritchie in Maryland; interrogating German civilians; his interactions with a German Jewish man, who provided him information and had also been an informant for the Gestapo earlier in the war; his views on the man’s collaboration and survival strategy; hearing rumors about concentration camps; going to Leipzig, Germany briefly; entering the camp at Nordhausen, which had already been liberated; being given a tour of the camp and seeing the crematorium; his experience being Jewish in the military; his views on the SS and the Nazis; never returning to Germany nor Europe; his children; his thoughts on the prevention of another Holocaust; returning after the war; and further details on his experiences during the war.

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Parloff, Morris B.
interview:  1980 May 10
creation: Bethesda (Md.)
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
Record last modified: 2022-06-23 09:42:48
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