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Jeannine Burk experienced the forced separation of her family. Prior to the Nazis arriving to take her father away, her...
Calvin Moret was in advance training ready room awaiting instructions for his mission. He was there with another...
Jeannine Burk's mother died in February [Annotator's Note: 1950] and the trip to New York was in May. The purpose of...
Growing up in Metz, France, Marthe Cohn experienced some anti-Semitism. When she was six, she and her siblings were at...
Even when he landed in New Caledonia, Gilbert Howland did not know what his mission was going to be. On the transport...
Leslie Aigner and the other living passengers were ordered out of the cattle car [Annotator's Note: upon their arrival...
Joseph LaNier joined the United States Navy in February 1944. African-Americans prior to 1942 were not allowed to join...
Curtis Brooks and his family had been on a vacation trip aboard the SS Potsdam and encountered a Nazi ceremony taking...
Dabney Montgomery rode from Berlin, Germany through Paris to join a group of Americans there. They proceeded into North...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewee is reading something and talking to someone before the start of the inetrview.] Mark...
Ela Weissberger, nee Stein, was born in June 1930 in the Lom by Most, Czechoslovakia. Both her parents were Jewish and...
Angus Lorenzen was born in August 1935 in Carlisle, England. His family home was in China but expatriates had to go...
As a kid from Nebraska, Kenneth Marshall was not aware of the hazards of sun exposure in the south Pacific, and he was...
Judith Meisel was standing with her mother and sister when they discovered that her sister had typhus. That was the...
Nathan Taffel found out that his parent had been shot in the Tarnow ghetto from his brother-in-law after the war. His...
Marthe Cohn was a Jewish citizen of Metz, France. French Colonel La Rocque [Annotator's Note: François de La Rocque;...
Paula Knobler was lucky that she worked at a camp not in the German territory [Annotator's Note: the camp was in...
Robert Fisch witnessed in the camps an older man talking to the younger people. He personally did not "give a damn"...
The Russians invaded the section of Poland inhabited by Jacob Finkelstein prior to the Germans entering his town. The...
Luna Kaufman saw the Jewish Council in the Cracow ghetto as being collaborators. They had to do so in order to function...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks about two ships, the Patria and the Struma that carried Jewish refugees to the...
Surrendering was not something Morton Brooks wanted to do, but after he was captured, he was held in a barn with other...
Judith Meisel lived in Canada with her brother. They shared a room. Her brother married and stayed in Canada. He loved...
Calvin Moret became interested in flying when he was about eight years old. Before the war started, he found himself...
Joseph LaNier had a close call on Okinawa while driving a truck. The LST [Annotator’s Note: LST—landing ship, tank] was...
The only person who returned from the concentration camps was Otto Frank. It is amazing he was able to survive. He...
Freeman Dyson highly regarded Dr. Martin Luther King. Dyson also admired Gandhi. They both espoused non-violence for...
Robert Fisch never wanted to talk about his wartime experiences at first. If asked, he would explain, but otherwise he...
Paula Knobler feels it is important to continue World War 2 education of young people. Her oldest son, Sam, lives in...
Lawrence Brooks feels that young people should learn about World War 2. Much can be learned at The National WWII Museum...
Elisabeth Bolster went to New York to be with her in-laws at Jackson Heights [Annotator's Note: she left Fillmore, Utah...
Judith Meisel does not fear speaking her mind as a result of her experiences in World War 2. She has nightmares as a...
Perry Strait found the training he was given by the Maritime Service [Annotator's Note: United States Maritime Service...
Judith Meisel and her sister were treated nicely at the convent [Annotator's Note: they had just escaped a death march...
Jacob Finkelstein was desperate after fleeing the Ukrainians attempting to denounce him. He found an abandoned house...
Manfred Klepper left family behind when he left Germany [Annotator's Note: the Kleppers left Germany in April 1940 as a...

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