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Oral history interview with Martin Becker

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

Martin Becker discusses his childhood in Łódź, 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.


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Interviewee
Martin Becker
Interviewer
Sandra Bendayan
Date
interview:  1993 May 24
interview:  1993 July 14
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (Hi8) : sound, color ; 8mm.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:35:27
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