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Jeannine Burk experienced the forced separation of her family. Prior to the Nazis arriving to take her father away, her...
Jeannine Burk [Annotator's Note: nee Jeannine Rafalowicz] was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1939. Her parents had two...
Luba Keller was 11 years old in 1937 when the Nazis came into her town of Szydłowiec, Poland. Keller went to the...
About three months after returning, Jeannine Burk's sister received a letter from a family named Mike and Frieda Savage...
Bernard Marcus’ parents immigrated to the United States from Europe. His mother came from Poland when it was a part of...
The day after they arrived in Spain, Fred Manasse and his brother caught a train to Barcelona, Spain where they stayed...
Recounting his experience in France after he was shot down, James Armstrong comments that the French people were very...
Richard Boyd returned to his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion] and was sent...
Harvey Segal fought through France and then into Luxembourg and Belgium. His battalion [Annotator's Note: 37th Field...
Frank Hartzell advanced through the ranks as squad and then platoon leader as casualties mounted during the Battle of...
James Armstrong continues describing his experience in the small French village of Vaux-sur-Seine, where he had been...
Joseph Rockforte's company [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division...
Robert Fulton had been brought to Japan to be interrogated by the Japanese Navy general staff in a camp called Ōfuna....
While he was a prisoner, Dominic Martello was leaning over getting a head of cabbage when a German soldier came along,...
James Armstrong had bailed out of his B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber], which was shot...
Wim de Jonge accompanied an officer to Jakarta. They traveled alone in a jeep through the mountains without convoy...
Lawrence Richard "Red" Gilbert and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 1st Ranger Battalion] were under heavy fire...
Jimmy Doi spent his first day in the internment camp [Annotator's Note: Doi was interned at the Gila River Relocation...
Glen Kuskie had just made it to shore after surviving a Hell ship that was sunk by the Americans. [Annotator's Note:...
James Flannigan said the replacement lieutenants came in all sorts and he particularly remembered one who earned the...
There was a lot to be done right after the 45th Infantry Division arrived in Munich, Germany on 29 April 1945. Lowell...
John S. Johnson remained in Camp Kiangwang until May 1945. Their workload eased up and conditions improved as more and...
The Japanese were friendly towards children, so Angus Lorenzen did not fear them. He talked with them until about four...
As Donelson Houseman was marched off to captivity, he passed long lines of German vehicles. He could not believe it. He...
Edwin McGhee had experienced German and American shelling before his squad evacuated the building that was under fire....
[Annotator's Note: Martin Richard's Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber was hit by antiaircraft fire near Caen,...
The lieutenant asked John M. Roberts what he thought they should do and Roberts suggested that they surrender since...
According to Charles Harrison the prisoners maintained discipline in the prison camps under good leadership. There were...
Norman Bussel spent Christmas 1944 at Stalag Luft IV [Annotator’s Note: Stalag Luft IV (Stammlager Luft IV), Gross...
Kaliste Saloom assisted downed Allied pilots escaping from occupied Europe through Spain and Portugal. Franco [...
William McCool crossed the Rhine River. He and another soldier were sent forward as scouts. Hidden by grape vineyards,...
One day in October 1942, when Martin Baranek was 12 years old and the SS [Annotator's Note: Schutzstaffel; German...
Martin Richard was moved to several different places. They were in some town between the frontlines and Paris. They...
Nathan Taffel was born in Radomish Weilke, Poland in May 1928. He was the second youngest of ten children, seven girls...
Zhanna Dawson worked with a tuner to tune the orphanage piano [Annotator's Note: because of her playing talent, Dawson...
Having been shot down over France, James Armstrong was taken in by the French Resistance and was being kept in the town...

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