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Oral history interview with Martin Becker

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.539 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0539

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Martin Becker discusses his childhood in Lodz, Poland; his attendance at the American University in Cairo, Egypt; his move to the United States to attend Carleton College in Northfield, MN; his separation from his father and two brothers, who remained in Poland and later perished in Treblinka; his mother’s visit from Poland in 1939 and her inability to return; his military service in the United States Army, where he received intelligence training at Camp Ritchie, MD; his experiences as a liberator of Dachau concentration camp; being an interrogator of German war crimes suspects; his encounter with Nissei combat troops at Dachau; reflecting on the role of the Kapos during the Holocaust and the genocide in Yugoslavia.

Interviewee
Martin Becker
Interviewer
Sandra Bendayan
Date
1993 May 24  (interview)
1993 July 14  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (Hi8) : sound, color ; 8mm.
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:19:15
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