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Oral history interview with Thomas Buergenthal

Oral History | Accession Number: 2001.320 | RG Number: RG-50.549.03.0001

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Thomas Buergenthal describes his work for a court of the United Nations; his postwar experiences in the United States; his interest in international law, human rights, and international tribunals; his memories and thoughts on the Eichmann trial; helping establish the study of international law in universities; establishing a study panel on the American Society of International Law for human rights; sharing his Holocaust experiences with his family; working with UNESCO; serving on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; returning to Auschwitz-Birkenau and the ghetto in Poland; serving on the committee of conscience for the Holocaust States Holocaust Memorial Museum; the duty of survivors to try to prevent similar events from happening to others.

Interviewee
Thomas Buergenthal
Interviewer
Regina Baier
Date
2001 February 27  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 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 10:37:30
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