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Jeannine Burk was liberated in 1944. Her mother retrieved her and brought her home. [Annotator's Note: Burk, a Jewish...
Barbara Heming obtained her MBA and got a job in wealth management on Wall Street. The bank she worked for is one of...
Lauren Swinney picked up words during the war like ersatz which meant a substitute for something. She recalls the pin-...
[Annotator's Note: Corrine Boggs, also known as Lindy, was the wife of Congressman Hale Boggs then later took his...
June Tinker's mother started worrying about the impact of the war on her sons soon after Pearl Harbor. Tinker's two...
[Annotator's Note: Lauren Swinney was a student at Northwestern University and worked as an entertainer for troops...
Floyd Dumas had been in hiding in Italy for five months. One close encounter Dumas had with German soldiers was when he...
Lorraine Mesken said people were eager to participate in victory gardens and bond drives. They felt it was their duty....
Lauren Swinney went to Northwestern University. The nuns had taught her to type when she was in boarding school and...
[Annotator's Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
Edward Stone was born in September 1923 in Towanda, Pennsylvania. He grew up in that small town and had an excellent...
June Tinker was born in Coal City, West Virginia in July 1925. She grew up there until she was six years old then moved...
Adelaide Benjamin was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1932. She had a comfortable life and enjoyed outdoor activities...
Baptiste Puissegur was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1920 and grew up on a farm with his parents and older brothers...
Horace Sharp, known as Jim, was born in White City, Kansas in 1924. He lived on a farm with his parents and four...
Anne Levy was born in Lodz, Poland in July 1935. Before the war started, she was a very young girl [Annotator's Note:...
Robert Lewis Curl was born in 1925 in Warrior, Alabama. He had two brothers and one sister. All his siblings were...
Linda Hope was born in 1939 [Annotator’s Note: She is the daughter of Bob and Dolores Hope]. She never realized the...
Waldeman Czaban, nicknamed Curly, was born of Polish decent in Detroit, Michigan in 1925. His father was employed as an...
Dorothy Decker Ehlers was born in December 1931 in Long Beach, California and grew up there during the depression years...
Roy Uthes was born in June 1923. He had two brothers and two sisters. He grew up in a large home and was the youngest...
Constance Negrotto was born on 8 August 1924 to Ralph and Inez Hinkel. When she was five years old, the family moved to...
James Willis Downing was born in August 1913 in Missouri. He grew up in a small town where things were somewhat...
C. Charles Collie, Jr. was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1922 and grew up there. He left in 1940 to enroll in the...
Robert Oplinger was born in August 1925 and grew up in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. He enjoyed his life. He remembers the...
John P. Laborde, Sr. was born in Marksville, Louisiana in November 1923. His father was superintendent of Avoyelles...
Harry Carlson was born in October 1924 in Springfield, Pennsylvania. He grew up there as a single child. His father...
Lauren Swinney was born in LaSalle, Illinois and grew up in Gary, Indiana. During that time, Gary had the Carnegie...
Adelaide Benjamin remembers the first Christmas tree the family had out there [Annotator's Note: in El Paso, Texas]....
Jack Brukman could not tell the war was coming to a close. The airplanes he serviced as a ground crewman had been...
After Operation Market Garden flights, Robert Harris continued flying transport and supply missions. He at times grew...
At Northwestern University, Lauren Swinney's speech fraternity, Zeta Phi Eta, was sent to Glenview Naval Air Station....
Zhanna Dawson had to find a place of refuge after leaving the death march [Annotator's Note: starting in December 1941...
Zhanna Dawson and her family moved after the two daughters were offered scholarships at the conservatory [Annotator's...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with the interviewer and George Wichterich talking about a tank that was knocked out...
Ghislaine Hegerty did not see any immediate German reactions to the Jews. When she approached a German on the sidewalk...

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