Interview with Michael Hirsch, author of The Liberators: America's Witnesses to the Holocaust
USF Libraries Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center
University of South Florida Libraries
On March 31, 2010, Bill Garrison, Dean of the USF Libraries, welcomed a standing-room-only crowd to the Tampa Library's Grace Allen Room to hear author Michael Hirsch discuss his new book, The Liberators: America's Witnesses to the Holocaust. After his presentation, Mr. Hirsch sat down with Dr. Mark Greenberg, Director of the Libraries Special and Digital Collections, to discuss The Liberators and his research and writing process for the book. Mr. Hirsch generously donated to the USF Tampa Library Oral History Program over 120 testimonies he recorded with the Allied service men and women who helped liberate World War II (WWII) concentration camps. These interviews are freely available online via the Concentration Camp Liberators Oral History Project at http://digital.lib.usf.edu/ohp-liberators. Michael Hirsch is a Vietnam combat veteran and the author of three previous military books, as well as the co-author (with Michael Schiavo) of the New York Times bestseller Terri: The Truth. During a forty-year career in broadcasting, he produced documentaries and specials for PBS, CBS, ABC, and HBO, receiving multiple awards, including the Peabody.
World War, 1939-1945, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Soldiers
1 electronic resource (24:13 min.).
World War; 1939-1945; Holocaust; Jewish (1939-1945); Soldiers
University of South Florida
USF Library Presentations and Lectures
Hirsch, Michael and Greenberg, Mark I., "Interview with Michael Hirsch, author of The Liberators: America's Witnesses to the Holocaust" (2012). USF Library Presentations and Lectures. 4.