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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. IX - Page 234« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of George S. De Mohrenschildt Resumed)

Mr. Jenner.
Did it come to your attention, or did he ever say to you that--even before he was married, that he had determined to return to the United States, and had taken some steps to do so?
Mr. DE MOHRENSCHILDT. No; I don't recall any of that.
Mr. Jenner.
Your distinct recollection, however, is that she did tell you that she desired to come to the United States, and she pressed him to do so?
Mr. DE MOHRENSCHILDT. Yes; and possibly he was disgusted by that time also, because he was the fellow who needed attention, he was a new fellow in Minsk, a new American, so they were all interested in him. And then they lost interest in him eventually. So he became nothing. again. So he got disgusted with it. And Marina told him, "Let's go back to the States, and you take me to the States." Now, what is not clear to me--and I never inquired into it, because I was not particularly interested--how she got the permission from the Soviet Government to leave. That I don't know.
Mr. Jenner.
You never discussed that with her?
Mr. DE MOHRENSCHILDT. Never discussed that. Somehow I was not interested to ask her that question. I should have, possibly.
Mr. Jenner.
Did you ever ask him about it?
Mr. DE MOHRENSCHILDT. Never asked him this question.

Testimony of George S. De Mohrenschildt Resumed

The testimony of George S. De Mohrenschildt was taken at 9 a.m., on April 23, 1964, at 200 Maryland Avenue NE., Washington, D.C., by Mr. Albert E. Jenner, Jr., assistant counsel of the President's Commission. Dr. Alfred Goldberg, historian, was present.

(Having been previously duly sworn.)

Mr. Jenner.
On the record.
Mr. DE Mohrenschildt, you testified yesterday it was your then recollection that Marina did not live with your daughter, Alexandria, then Mrs. Gary Taylor.
Mr. DE MOHRENSCHILDT. That's right. I think she spent one night with them, but never lived with them, as far as I know.
Mr. Jenner.
Maybe .that's it. Now, perhaps to refresh your recollection, Marina testified--this question was put to her. "Did you have anything to do with the Gary Taylors?" "Answer: Yes; at one time when I had to visit the dentist in Dallas, and I lived in Fort Worth, I came to Dallas and I stayed with them for a couple of days."
Mr. DE MOHRENSCHILDT. She probably is right. I think she spent only one day. But I could not swear to that.
Mr. Jenner.
Now, I want to stimulate your recollection in another respect. Your daughter has made a statement that in September of 1962, "My father asked me to allow Marina Oswald and her child to reside with me at my then home at 1512 Fairmont Street, Dallas. My father explained that Lee Harvey Oswald and his wife Marina had recently arrived in Dallas, Tex. They had no money and Lee Oswald was unemployed. He told me that while Marina resided with me, Lee Oswald would reside at the YMCA." Does that serve to refresh your recollection?
Mr. DE MOHRENSCHILDT. I frankly do not remember. I have the impression that I said "Help her as much as you can," but I do not recall saying that she would live with them. I do not think I would have imposed that on my daughter.
Mr. Jenner.
Well, that testimony of Marina that she did live with your daughter for several days, and your daughter's statement, does not----
Mr. DE MOHRENSCHILDT. I do not know about it. Maybe they did, maybe they did not I just do not recall that.
Mr. Jenner.
All right.
Mr. DE MOHRENSCHILDT. I repeat again that they were out of my mind--completely--after the last time we saw them.
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