Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Larry Wayne - 2005

War crimes trial

Where was the trial?

I beg your pardon?

What was the trial?

In the Hanover.

Yeah but what was it about?

Well, in Hanover Germany they caught a guy that he thought he was one of the uh, killers, SS men in our camp. He was one of the leaders of the camp, an SS.

At which camp?

The Janina.


Yeah, and my brother was there...


...with me. And uh, and I recognized him. Look better than I did, nice head of black hair. Wasn't much older, probably was the same age I was, you know. And uh, testified, you know what, I hadn't spoke German in I don't know how many years, so the first thing they asked me, "Do you want an interpreter?" so I said "Yes." So they give me, and then there's twelve judges sitting over there and they start asking me questions. I never once turned to the interpreter. My wife Marilyn couldn't believe it. I spoke as fluent German as I was born in it.

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