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Oral history interview with Morris Parloff

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

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    Oral history interview with Morris Parloff


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Morris B. Parloff
    interview:  1980 May 10
    creation: Bethesda (Md.)

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (90 min.).

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    Personal Name
    Parloff, Morris, 1918-

    Administrative Notes

    The Fred Roberts Crawford Witness to the Holocaust Project coordinated and conducted the interview with Morris Parloff. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes of the interview from Emory University.
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