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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...
William Winter was born in 1923 in Grenada County, Mississippi. He came up during the depression on a cotton and cattle...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
Walter Nelson was only 19 years old at the time [Annotators Note: at the time of the Battle of the Coral Sea]. The USS...
Judith Baron got married and lived in New York City. Her husband did not like the city because it was too fast for him...
Bernard Marcus’ parents immigrated to the United States from Europe. His mother came from Poland when it was a part of...
[Annotator's Note: Clarence Herbert Weatherwax served in the Army as a communications specialist in Headquarters...
For Vernon Leopold, being from a Jewish background was unpleasant in Germany as there had been latent anti-Semitism...
Peter Somogyi arrived in mid-afternoon in the cattle cars [Annotator's Note: after a horrible three day journey in a...
[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...
When President Harry S. Truman said the war was ended with the atomic bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki,...
Judith Baron lived in a long barrack at Auschwitz. There was a stove in the middle that may have been intended to warm...
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....
Elmo Espree was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in September 1921. His family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1923...
Lawrence Brooks was drafted in 1940 and went for basic training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. By November [Annotator's...
Gerald Vernon Leopold, known as Gerald V. Leopold in the Army, was born in Frankfurt, Germany in August 1923. When he...
Calvin Moret volunteered for the Army Air Corps. Following testing, he was accepted on 14 October 1943. He was sent for...
Dabney Montgomery was inducted into the United States Army Air Corps and sent to Kessler Field in Biloxi, Mississippi...
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...
Eva Schloss's family's hiding was different. They didn't have an office in Amsterdam that depended on Christian people...
It was difficult for Eva Schloss and her family to find safe houses. Not many people wanted to take the risks anymore....
Elmo Espree's troop ship sailed from Australia for the Bay of Bengal in India. In India, Espree went through the Ganges...
Ryfka Finkelstein and her brother were fleeing [Annotator's Note: their village was being surrounded by Gestapo and...
Rothacker Smith attended North High School in Detroit, Michigan after his family moved back to the city from the...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
George Linker entered Manila as part of the 25th Infantry Division. He was a private first class in the infantry. He...
George A. Sarosi grew up hating the Russians. He did not hate the Germans as much because they were more remote. The...
Most of the inmates of the Dachau concentration camp spoke Hebrew which Arthur Seltzer could somewhat communicate with...
Reva Kibort and other inmates were gathered up again and put into boxcars [Annotator's Note: the inmates were forced to...
Darold Rice remembers that the night of June 5th they heard the engines suddenly roar louder than they had ever heard...
George A. Sarosi's parents were fully aware of what was happening in Germany prior to the war. His father had been...
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...

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