Victor Brombert was born in Berlin in 1923, after his family had fled the
revolution in Russia during the First World War. When Hitler came to power
in 1933, the family moved to Paris, France where Victor spent his adolescence.
In 1941, Victor and his parents left Paris for New York. Two years later, Victor
was drafted into the U.S. Army. Stationed at Camp Ritchie, he was trained as
an interrogator in French and German. Returning to France as a US soldier, he
landed in Normandy two days after D-Day. He fought in France and witnessed
the liberation of Paris. After Germany’s capitulation, he worked as an interpreter-interrogator during the process of the de-nazification in Germany. At the end of 1946, he left the army and returned to the US. Today he is a world renowned professor at Princeton University.

Victor will be in conversation with:

Ezra Suleiman-IBM Professor of International Studies, Director, Program in
Contemporary European Politics and Society, and Professor of Politics, Emeritus, Princeton University


Steve Ross-Distinguished Professor, Dean's Professor of History, Myron and Marian Casden Director of the Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life, and USC History Professor

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