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Oral history interview with Beate Klarsfeld

Oral History | Accession Number: 2001.5.11 | RG Number: RG-50.498.0011

Beate Klarsfeld, born in 1939 in Berlin, Germany, describes her family background; her early years of schooling; her lack of knowledge of the Holocaust until she studied in Paris, France as an adult; meeting her husband in 1960 and learning about the Holocaust; the beginnings of her activism against former Nazis; her work on the Kurt Kiesinger case, including her decision to slap the Chancellor; her work on other cases including the ones for Klaus Barbie; Kurt Waldheim, Alois Brunner, Rene Bousquet, and Paul Touvier.

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Beate Klarsfeld
interview:  1997 June 24
5 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2021-02-16 15:52:48
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