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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...
Norris Bucksell was in Italy during World War 2 as a litter-bearer in the 370th Regimental Combat Team, 92nd Infantry...
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...
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...
In Lavrion, Rena Greenup's family, two Christians and a few crewmembers boarded their hired boat. It was December 1943...
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...
Rena Greenup was born in May 1936 in Thessaloniki, Greece of Jewish parents. Her father was a Greek Sephardic Jew and...
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"...
Guy Stern was in Louisiana on maneuvers about a month or less. While on maneuvers they had an MP [Annotator's Note:...
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...
Among the few childhood memories Rena Greenup has of her life in Athens was food rationing. Supplies were meager and of...
Calvin Moret became interested in flying when he was about eight years old. Before the war started, he found himself...
Norman Bussel’s first mission was to Brunswick (Braunschweig), Germany. He was anxious as he had no idea what to expect...
Guy Stern feels that calling something memorable can be both positive and negative. Getting to his hometown of...
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...
John Kerner was in London, England for about ten days. He was on leave and only had to report back when the ship was to...
Freeman Dyson highly regarded Dr. Martin Luther King. Dyson also admired Gandhi. They both espoused non-violence for...
In 1944, Guy Stern and his unit were broken into six-man intelligence teams. They were on an Australian fruit boat, the...
Richard Lockhart disposed of his weapons and marched off into captivity [Annotator's Note: following his capture on 19...

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