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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XV - Page 275« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Edward C. Dietrich)

Mr. Hubert.
Mr. Dietrich, I don't think that we have had any conversation or there has been any questions or answers between you and me other than what has been recorded this evening, is that correct?
Mr. Dietrich.
No, sir.
Mr. Hubert.
I mean, that is correct? You agree with it?
Mr. Dietrich.
That is correct; yes, sir.
Mr. Hubert.
Thank you very much.
Mr. Dietrich.
I am sorry my memory was rather hazy.
Mr. Hubert.
That is all right. You did your best.

Eileen Kaminsky

Testimony of Eileen Kaminsky

The testimony of Eileen Kaminsky was taken on July 23, 1964, at the U.S. courthouse, Chicago, Ill., by Mr. Burt W. Griffin, assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
Mr. Griffin.
Our normal procedure. Mrs. Kaminsky, is for me to say a few words at the beginning by way of introduction and then to administer the oath to you. Then, we will go on with the questioning at that point. Now, so that the record is clear, I will state again that my name is Burt Griffin and I am a member of the general counsel's staff of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy.
This Commission was set up pursuant to an Executive order of President Johnson which was issued in late November, and also pursuant to a joint resolution of Congress. The Commission has been directed to investigate and to evaluate and to report back to the President all the facts surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy and the death of Lee Harvey Oswald.

Under this resolution and Executive order, the Commission has authority to take testimony and to designate various members of its staff for the purpose of taking that testimony, and I have been designated to take your testimony here today. Our particular reason for calling you, of course, is to obtain what information we can in particular about your brother, Jack Ruby, and about the death of Lee Oswald, although if you have any information you can provide us on any of the subjects that we are concerned with, concerning the death of President Kennedy, we also would like any of that information.
I might first ask you if you received a letter from the Commission asking you to appear here?
Mrs. Kaminsky.
Yes; I did.
Mr. Griffin.
Do you recall when you received that letter?
Mrs. Kaminsky.
Yes; Sunday--well, we picked it up at the post office. We weren't home.
Mr. Griffin.
The reason I mentioned it is that under the rules of the Commission, you are entitled to receive 3 days' notice before you appear for your testimony, and I take it from what you have said that that provision has been complied with. Do you have any questions before we start--before I start asking you questions?
Mrs. Kaminsky.
I don't.
Mr. Griffin.
Any questions about what the proceeding is about?
Mrs. Kaminsky.
Well, I don't know.
Mr. Griffin.
Well, if you have any as we go along, just feel free to ask me. Would you raise your right hand then and I will administer the oath to you. Do you solemnly swear that you will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Mrs. KAMINSKY, I do.
Mr. Griffin.
Would you state for the record your full name?
Mrs. Kaminsky.
Mrs. Eileen Kaminsky, E-i-l-e-e-n K-a-m-i-n-s-k-y.
Mr. Griffin.
Where do you live now, Mrs. Kaminsky?
Mrs. Kaminsky.
6724 North Talman, T-a-l-m-a-n, Chicago 45, Ill.
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