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Joseph Medicine Crow somehow enjoyed war. This is despite some opinions that war is terrible. War allowed him to commit...
Lawrence Yatsu believes that World War 2 should be studied because it is history. He feels it is unfair that Germans...
Enrique Cervantes was the PX [Annotator's Note: post exchange] officer for Lowry Airbase in Denver, Colorado. There...
Jimmy Doi spent his first day in the internment camp [Annotator's Note: Doi was interned at the Gila River Relocation...
Eva Schloss's family's hiding was different. They didn't have an office in Amsterdam that depended on Christian people...
Harold Baumgarten continues talking about his experience when he reached Omaha Beach [Annotator's Note: on D-Day, 6...
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...
Jack Beverstein and one other FBI [Annotator's Note: Federal Bureau of Investigation] agent covered the Georgia Ku Klux...
Nicholas Beldecos left the Navy and returned to civilian life with Westinghouse Corporation in steam turbine design....
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...
After Joseph Medicine Crow had spent time in Italy, he returned to southern Germany then went to Poland. It was there...
Dr. Roscoe Brown’s crew chief was Marcellus Smith whose nickname was Chow Hound. He was a very dedicated crew chief....
Joseph Medicine Crow had a grandfather named White Man Runs Him. That grandfather was actually the brother of Medicine...
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...
Leslie Aigner and the other inmates were weak when they entered the camp [Annotator's Note: Dachau concentration camp...
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...
Since the unit Gus Gikas led was intended to replace another unit in India that had been deployed for two years, their...
Norman Ikari’s request for a transfer to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was granted, but he was busted down from...
Right after Passover in 1944 [Annotator's Note: after 14 April 1944. The Germans occupied Hungary in March 1944.], Eva...
William Dabney and his fellow soldiers tried to enjoy themselves whenever they could. They would engage in activities...
Rothacker Smith's family moved into his grandfather's house in Detroit before the Great Depression. There, Smith and...
Despite his excitement at being liberated from German custody, Rothacker Smith knew he was to return to a racist and...
Lily Sawada was 14 years old and in high school when the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred. The school was very...
Before Elmo Espree got on the ship for deployment overseas, his group of black soldiers was lined up first on the...
Peter Somogyi met Dr. Mengele [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele, also known as the Angel of Death] while he was in...
Norman Ikari recalls Pearl Harbor very well. It was a Sunday morning and Ikari was sitting in his house in East Los...
Jacob Finkelstein was born in 1924 in Poland. During the war, he claimed his birth year was 1923 so that he could be 16...
Norman Ikari was born in Seattle, Washington on 17 February 1919. His parents were Japanese immigrants. Life was not...

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