Ethnic/racial identity

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Ryfka Finkelstein [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling of her maiden name which is Sushka] was born in Poland in 1926...
Walter Nelson was only 19 years old at the time [Annotators Note: at the time of the Battle of the Coral Sea]. The USS...
[Annotator's Note: Charlotte Weiss is a Czechoslovakian born Jew who survived incarceration in a number of...
Luna Kaufman and the concentration camp survivors stayed in place for a few days but the Russians were coming and...
John Poole was in the 103rd Infantry Division which was relieved by the 36th Division after the battle of Sélestat....
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Joseph Hairston ended up going to artillery school. The rest of the Army was segregated, however, OCS [Annotator's Note...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was born in January 1923 in Pasadena, California. He was one of five children. Times were tough for...
Ryfka Finkelstein and her brother were fleeing [Annotator's Note: their village was being surrounded by Gestapo and...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
Most of the inmates of the Dachau concentration camp spoke Hebrew which Arthur Seltzer could somewhat communicate with...
Darold Rice remembers that the night of June 5th they heard the engines suddenly roar louder than they had ever heard...
Joseph LaNier exited San Francisco toward Pearl Harbor. Everything that LaNier saw when he went into the Navy was new...
Norman Ikari’s request for a transfer to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was granted, but he was busted down from...
William Dabney and his fellow soldiers tried to enjoy themselves whenever they could. They would engage in activities...
Lily Sawada was 14 years old and in high school when the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred. The school was very...
Norman Ikari recalls Pearl Harbor very well. It was a Sunday morning and Ikari was sitting in his house in East Los...
Norman Ikari was born in Seattle, Washington on 17 February 1919. His parents were Japanese immigrants. Life was not...
Joseph Conklin LaNier, II was born in Columbus, Mississippi on 25 March 1926. He personally adapted the spelling of his...
Lily Myoko [Annotator’s Note: her maiden name was given but was not audible] Sawada was born on 28 September 1927 in...
Bruno Viani was born in Greenwich Village in New York City in 1921. He grew up on a crowded street that was primarily...
Linda Hope was born in 1939 [Annotator’s Note: She is the daughter of Bob and Dolores Hope]. She never realized the...
Luna Kaufman was born in 1926 in Cracow, Poland. Her family ancestry in Cracow dated to the 1700s. They were long time...
Kelly Kuwayama was drafted a year before Pearl Harbor and entered the Army. He was assigned to a coastal artillery unit...
[Annotators Note: Masaji Insohita served in the army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-India...
Charlotte Weiss is a Holocaust survivor. First, she was put into a ghetto in Mátészalka [Annotator's Note: in Hungary...
Wanda Damberg has informed her children that she does not want any of them to own Japanese cars. They own cars from...
Luna Kaufman had no difficulties after the war with nightmares. She was fortunate. She never felt that she was...
Joseph Hairston ended up at a camp 100 miles south of Tucson [Annotator's Note: Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Arizona...
When Masaji Inoshita got to the ceremony [Annotator’s Note: a Japanese surrender ceremony in China] he found out that...
Arthur Seltzer reached Munich, Germany. The troops could tell the war was coming to an end. That was the location of...
William Dabney did not have to take a test to be in the barrage balloon battalion. The instruction was cut and dry and...
[Annotators Note: Edgar Cole served in the US Marine Corps in the 52nd Defense Battalion.] The Japanese attack on Pearl...
Edgar Cole went to communications school and finished at the head of his class. He was automatically assigned to...
Lily Sawada and her family arrived in Poston, Arizona [Annotator’s Note: this was part of the relocation of Japanese-...
In January or February 1942 President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which allowed for the internment of...

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