From Kristallnacht to Watergate

Memoirs of a Newspaperman by Harry Rosenfeld

“What an American journey! Harry Rosenfeld rises from a nine-year-old Jewish refugee become a pivotal Washington Post editor in charge of the Watergate story and overseeing Woodward and Bernstein...His story is America‘s story in the last half century.”
—Joseph E. Persico


“A great and moving tale.”
—Carl Bernstein

“A terrific memoir by one of the great newspapermen of the era.”
—Bob Woodward

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“A great American story... [an] inspiring saga.” -Tom Brokaw

WAMC Roundtable with Joe Donahue

September 15, 2013

Tags: Interview

On Friday, I sat down with Joe Donahue of WAMC, Albany's public radio station, for a roundtable discussion of my book. I enjoyed our talk immensely.

If you'd care to listen, the conversation is available at WAMC's fine website, the conversation is available at WAMC's fine website, in two parts.

Here's Joe's written introduction to Part 1 of the interview:

"Harry Rosenfeld worked for years as an editor at the New York Herald Tribune and the Washington Post, two of the greatest American newspapers in the second half of the turbulent twentieth century. After playing key roles at the Herald Tribune as it battled fiercely for its survival, he joined the Post under the leadership of Ben Bradlee and Katharine Graham as they were building the paper's national reputation."

Here's a link to Part 1 of my conversation with Joe Donahue.

Here's Joe's written introduction to Part 2 of the interview:

"As the Post's Metropolitan editor, Rosenfeld managed Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein as they broke the Watergate story, overseeing the paper's standard-setting coverage that eventually earned it the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service.

"He writes about his life in his book, From Kristallnacht to Watergate: Memoirs of a Newspaperman. In the memoir, he also shares his story of growing up in Hitler's Berlin. He saw his father taken away by the Gestapo in the middle of the night, and on Kristallnacht, the prelude to the Holocaust, he witnessed the burning of his synagogue and walked through streets littered with the shattered glass of Jewish businesses."

Here's the link to the audio for Part 2 of my conversation with Joe Donahue.