Harold Burson’s American Forces radio coverage of the Nuremburg war crimes trial is part of the journalism that is incorporated into the “Report from Nuremberg” audio production released today by Audible Inc.
The Amazon-owned unit combined original reporting, reenactment and performance to deliver what it calls “astonishing you-are-there-experience” of the Nazi war crimes trial.
The Burson-Marsteller co-founder and then-colleagues covered the proceedings in 1945/1946. The text of those reports was never been published and the broadcasts were lost.
By reimagining the event, Gregory Voynow, Audible’s VP/content business development, said listeners can “witness up close the eccentric personalities and depraved behavior of the Nazi ruling class.”
With the release of the audiobook, Burson is donating his Nuremberg transcripts to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Scott Miller, director of curatorial affairs at the Museum, said it is working to build the most comprehensive collection of Holocaust material to “serve as the primary evidence of this time when the eyewitnesses to the event and its aftermath are no longer able to tell their stories.”
Burson is 92.
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