A key editor on breaking Watergate scandel Harry Rosenfeld visits Saint Rose

Harry Rosenfeld was one of the key editors on Watergate. Rosenfeld is visiting The College of Saint Rose on Sep. 30 at 7 p.m. Prior to Rosenfeld’s visit, I did some research on his background and his experience in journalism field.   

Life in Germany:

Rosenfeld was born in Berlin in 1926, and he survived through Nazi Germany. One of his memoir said he witnessed his synagogue burned and Jewish-owned businesses destroyed. Weeks before, his father had been seized by the Gestapo. Once the family reunited, they fled to the U.S. in 1939. Rosenfeld’s previous life experience traces his interest in journalism.

Not familiar with Nazi Germany? Watch Life in Hitler’s Germany:

Life in America:

Harry Rosenfeld at The Washington Post 1972

Harry Rosenfeld at The Washington Post 1972

After fleeing away from Nazi Germany, Rosenfeld’s family moved to Bronx, N.Y. Rosenfeld graduated from Syracuse University, and later in his journalism career he became the  the editor in charge of local news at The Washington Post during the Watergate scandal.

Rosenfeld oversaw the newspaper’s coverage of Watergate and resisted efforts by the paper’s national reporters to take over the story.  Rosenfeld worked most closely with two investigative reporters Bob Woodward, and Carl Bernstein on developing the story.