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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...
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...
Richard Boyd returned to his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion] and was sent...
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,...
Jimmy Doi spent his first day in the internment camp [Annotator's Note: Doi was interned at the Gila River Relocation...
As Donelson Houseman was marched off to captivity, he passed long lines of German vehicles. He could not believe it. He...
The lieutenant asked John M. Roberts what he thought they should do and Roberts suggested that they surrender since...
Zhanna Dawson worked with a tuner to tune the orphanage piano [Annotator's Note: because of her playing talent, Dawson...
Robert Max was not going to participate in the forced march. His right foot, inflamed with trench foot or frostbite,...
Wanda Damberg and her fellow internees witnessed three young men from their group attempt an escape [Annotator’s Note:...
Judith Meisel was standing with her mother and sister when they discovered that her sister had typhus. That was the...
Peter Somogyi and his brother became involved with the Zionist movement. On 4 April 1949, they escaped Hungary. They...
Anne Levy and her family needed three things to get out of the Warsaw Ghetto. They had to have papers saying they were...
Robert Inghram learned that 72 of 75 of the escapees were captured. The senior German officer, named Lindeiner [...
[Annotator's Note: Gerhard Franzky served in the Waffen SS as a communications officer in Headquarters, 22nd Regiment,...
[Annotator's Note: Anthony Costa begins this segment by discussing his transfer to Japan aboard one of the prisoner of...
Rothacker Smith's first interrogation was not bad. At the second stop of their march, Smith and his fellow prisoners...
En route to their first German prison camp, Rothacker Smith and his fellow prisoners never discussed the possibility of...
Jacob Finkelstein ran away from captivity a second time with his cousin. His escape was successful that time [Annotator...
Madeleine Peters and her family evacuated in front of the advancing Germans [Annotator's Note: the Germans invaded...
When Mort Walker was in charge of the POW camp [Annotators Note: see segment titled Overseas Duty in Italy] there were...
The seven men reached a town that had a substantial German presence and they saw officers sending men to different...
They [Annotator's Note: Floyd Dumas and the English soldier he had escaped the prisoner of war camp in Cinecitta, Italy...
When the Hungarian Revolution began, Robert Fisch was in a medical school which was adjacent to a radio station. The...
George A. Sarosi was a freshman in medical school at the commencement of the Hungarian Revolution [Annotator's Note:...
Paula Knobler and her group of fellow Holocaust survivors found out from Russian soldiers that help was available for...
Burton Johnson had been in the service for three years when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: on...
After Sicily, Floyd Dumas went to Salerno. The fighting there was not much different than it had been in Sicily except...
Leslie Aigner walked through the outskirts of Landsberg. A fellow prisoner pointed out the prison where Hitler [...
Of all the prisoners Gerard Halpern interrogated there is one who really stands out to him. The man was a German Army...
All of Manfred Klepper's maternal relatives were in the United States. They sent letters to Klepper and his mother to...
Anne Levy initially thought the Russian liberators were going to be better than the German oppressors. She would...

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