First person account of Kristallnacht and life in Nazi Germany by WWII Veteran and Orlando resident Walter Reinhold. Veteran Reinhold resides at the Orlando VA Community Living Center and participated in the Hospitalized Veterans Writing Project.
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Interview with WWII Veteran Walter Reinhold at the VA Medical Center in Orlando, FL May 26th, 2010.
Walter was born in Bavaria and sent to the U.S. at age 14 along with his brother. His parents stayed in Germany, but lost everything with "Kristallnacht". President Roosevelt's assistant later arranged for Walter Reinhold's parents to come to the United States.
Veteran Reinhold relates his experiences in the U.S. Army serving in the makeshift military government in Munich and his first driving lesson: when he was ordered to drive a vehicle across the Rhine river.
Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida Mission Statement
The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida is an organization dedicated to combating anti-Semitism, racism and prejudice with the ultimate goal of developing a moral and just community through its extensive outreach of educational and cultural programs. Using the lessons of the Holocaust as a tool, the Center teaches the principles of good citizenship to thousands of people of all ages, religions and backgrounds each year.
Our Center is one of the oldest facilities of its kind in the nation. It houses permanent and temporary exhibit space, archives, and a research library. It is a nonprofit organization supported by tax-exempt donations, and is open to the public free of charge.http://www.holocaustedu.org/
Holocaust Collection - Jacksonville Public Library
The Holocaust Collection at the Jacksonville Public Library. Unique resources in the collection include the Shoah testimonies.http://jaxpubliclibrary.org/coll/shoah/overview.html
Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance
Yad Vashem, established in 1953, is the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority. The words mean "a monument and a name" in Hebrew.
The organization has been working with others to document the approximately six million Jews killed during the Holocaust. So far, they've created a database of nearly three million victims.
This site gives you access to this searchable database. You can search by name, location, birthplace and other variables.
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous
Stanlee J. Stahl interview Maitland, FL
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