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Witness to Nuremberg: The Many Lives of the Man who Translated at the Nazi War Trials

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In Witness to Nuremberg, the chief interpreter for the American prosecution at the Nuremberg trials after World War II offers his insights into dealing directly with Hermann Goering, a leading member of the Nazi Party, as well as the story of his own colorful, eventful life before and after the trials. At age twenty-two, Richard Sonnenfeldt was appointed chief interpreter for the American prosecution of Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg. His pretrial time spent with Hermann Goering reveals much about not only ...

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Overview

In Witness to Nuremberg, the chief interpreter for the American prosecution at the Nuremberg trials after World War II offers his insights into dealing directly with Hermann Goering, a leading member of the Nazi Party, as well as the story of his own colorful, eventful life before and after the trials. At age twenty-two, Richard Sonnenfeldt was appointed chief interpreter for the American prosecution of Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg. His pretrial time spent with Hermann Goering reveals much about not only Goering, but Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler, and other high-ranking Nazis. Sonnenfeldt was the only American who talked with all the defendants. Here is his inimitable life in wonderful detail.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611450309
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 819,950
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Richard W. Sonnenfeldt became, at age twenty-two, chief American interpreter at the Nuremberg trials. A graduate in engineering of Johns Hopkins University, he was later a principal developer of color TV, computers, and the technology for NASA’s first moon shot. He passed away in 2009.
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