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Norman Ikari’s days at Camp Ritchie were numbered. Ikari was sent to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He thought that was...
Before Calvin Summers was discharged, he told his family he was on his way home. While he was still in Maryland, he...
Daniel Szafran survived Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: Auschwitz II-Birkenau in Brzesinka, Poland] and then was involved...
Burton Lewis had no experience with the integration of the armed forces following World War 2. When the Air Force...
Joseph LaNier did not know what he would do after the service. He was reserve and not regular Army. Consequently, his...
At the end of the war, Elmo Espree was transported through the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean...
Bernard Friedenberg passed through Camp Lucky Strike on his way home after the war. He remembers passing the Statue of...
Judith Meisel was helped in Denmark after the country's Jews returned home. Only 42 people died in Theresienstadt [...
Arthur Seltzer came home after the end of the war. He was discharged and never wanted to talk about his experiences....
Leslie Aigner finished his apprenticeship and began working as a machinist after the war. He lived under a communist...
Katherine Croft remembers very little of the end of the war. Her family and friends did not talk about the subject very...
Freeman Dyson observed a strong sense of tragedy within Europeans during the postwar years. Its genesis was from World...
Rosemary Fagot remembers the difficulties she had translating for the United Fruit Company because of the cultural...
Yukio Kawamoto was a precious child for his parents. The draft got him and he went to war. Kawamoto worked for the...
James Moshovitis didn't want a career in the Navy, and used the G.I. Bill to accomplish a two year degree in business,...
William Winter had no inclination to stay in the Army after the war. He was fortunate to have come through the war...
George A. Sarosi and his mother lived in Szeged from 1945 to 1948. They returned to Budapest after that. No battles for...
Walter Oka said the conditions under which the POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] were transported were sparse,...
Rothacker Smith felt the joy of liberation sweep over him when he saw American soldiers hoist the Stars and Stripes...
After being liberated from the concentration camps, Sara Aldouby's father wanted to go to Israel while her mother...
After the war, William Kahn attended college at the University of Maryland through the G.I. Bill. He worked briefly as...
Edward E. Boyles remarked that about 90 percent of the Japanese soldiers would rather die than bring embarrassment to...
George Will says that the Cold War was inevitable after World War 2 because Josef Stalin [Annotator's Note: Russian...
Rena Greenup didn't initially know why they stayed on Lemnos, but she said that when the Germans left Greece, the army...
Carl Marca was drafted into service for World War 2. He wanted to get one year in with IBM [Annotator's Note:...
Elmo Espree was impressed with the huge size of the first camp he trained at. Customarily, the service facilities are...
George Hardy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in June 1925. His actual birthdate is 8 June but due to a problem...
Samson Alexander was born in July 1930 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He grew up in Gert Town [Annotator's Note: a...
Joseph Haines was born in March 1922 in Reading, Pennsylvania. He had one older sister. He was raised by his mother who...
Helen Gagel [Annotator’s Note: born Helen Cosgrove] was born in 1915 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. She had four brothers...
Micha Tomkiewicz was born in May 1939 in Warsaw, Poland. He was an only child as his parents were young when he was...
Lewis Guidry was born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana in January 1919. The Great Depression affected his life in many ways...
There were only a couple of hundred other American prisoners with Joseph DeMott on the island of Java, mostly off the...
Norman Bussel had to bail out of his Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress over Berlin, Germany. He and 65 other prisoners...
Irwin Stovroff experienced interrogation by the Germans after his capture. The enemy thought the American airman knew...
Henry Freedman and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] were loaded in "40 and 8" boxcars and were in a...

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