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Sonnenfeldt, Richard W. 1923-2009

Works: 9 works in 31 publications in 6 languages and 859 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Interviewee, Author, Illustrator
Classifications: D804.G3, 341.690268
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard W Sonnenfeldt
Nuremberg les Nazis face à leurs crimes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nuremberg, November 20, 1945--The trials of Nazi war criminals begins in a city still in ruins, barely six months after the Germans' surrender. The United States, France, Great Britain and the USSR unite to deliver exemplary justice in response to crimes against peace and, for the first time in history, to "crimes against humanity". On the accused bench sit 21 of the highest Nazi dignitaries, including Hermann Göring, Rudolph Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop and Wilhelm Keitel. They all plead not guilty, although the "atrocities" committed are tremendous. As evidence, films of the liberation of the concentration camps would be screened, an unprecedented move, during the proceedings. Evidence is presented, confrontations arise, testimonies of executioners and victims are heard. After 10 months of hearings, the verdict is rendered: 12 defendants sentenced to death penalties, including one in absentia, seven sentenced to prison and three acquitted. Thus ends the trial that paved the way for the creation of international tribunals."--Container
Mehr als ein Leben : vom jüdischen Flüchtlingsjungen zum Chefdolmetscher der Anklage bei den Nürnberger Prozessen by Richard W Sonnenfeldt( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witness to Nuremberg by Richard W Sonnenfeldt( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chief interpreter for the American prosecution at the Nuremberg trials after World War II tells his insightful story of dealing directly with Goering as well as his colorful, eventful life before and after the trials. Richard Sonnenfeldt had at least three lives prior to the Nuremberg trials of high-ranking Nazis. A childhood in Germany. Escape to England in 1938, where he was wrongly interned as a "German enemy alien" and shipped to Australia. Arrival in the U.S. at age 17, where he joined the army and fought in the Battle of the Bulge and participated in the liberation of Dachau concentration camp. A defining moment came when at age 22 he 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 himself but Hitler, Goebbels, and Himmler, and Sonnenfeldt was the only American who talked with all the defendants. Several more lives followed postwar: an engineer, he was a principal developer of color TV and computer technology and at NASA was key in the preparation of the first moon shot. Here is his inimitable life in wonderful detail!
Svědek z Norimberka : hlavní americký tlumočník při soudních procesech s válečnými zločinci by Richard W Sonnenfeldt( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For me, Robert H. Jackson is Alive by Richard W Sonnenfeldt( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dolmetscher der Anklage Berichte vom Nürnberger Prozess( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Charlie Rose April 30, 2007 : [a conversation about Angela Merkel with Karen Donfried and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck ; a conversation with Richard Sonnenfeldt, chief interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"First, a conversation about Germany with Karen Donfried, Executuve Vice-President of the German Marshall Fund and Oscar-winning director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. They discuss Angela Merkel, the first female Chancellor of Germany, the first former citizen of the German Democratic Republic to lead the reunited Germany and the first woman to lead Germany since it became a modern nation-state in 1871. She is also, as of 2007, the youngest person to be German chancellor since the Second World War. Next, a conversation with Richard Sonnenfeldt, chief interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials."--P. [4] of cover
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Alternative Names
Sonnenfeldt, Heinz Wolfgang Richard.

Sonnenfeldt, Heinz Wolfgang Richard 1923-2009

Sonnenfeldt, Richard.

Sonnenfeldt, Richard 1923-2009

Sonnenfeldt, Richard Lawrence.

Sonnenfeldt, Richard Lawrence 1923-2009

German (13)

English (13)

French (2)

Croatian (1)

Russian (1)

Czech (1)