Foulkeways Resident Recalls Nuremburg Trials
The Nuremburg Trials were recalled by Foulkeways Resident, George Sakheim, on TV station PBS39. Sakheim, a ninety-two year old, retired psychologist, played an important role as an interpreter at the historic Nuremburg Trials held in Nuremburg Germany after World War II. Because Sakheim was fluent in German, he volunteered to translate at the trials. He was just 22-years-old when he witnessed the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps, and was greatly affected by the grave atrocities. He wanted to make sure the people who were responsible for these atrocities were held accountable. The trials began November 20, 1945.
“When the trials started, I was absolutely delighted. I thought they were going to get what they deserved,” said Sakheim. While many of the Nazis were executed for their crimes, it was hard for Sakheim to be in the presence of such evil. “When you’re dealing with people like that, that do things like that, who are so ruthless, so brutal, and so indifferent to human suffering. There are times when you have to stand up and fight,” added Sakheim.
To view the Sakheim interview in its entirety, click on the above video.