Ethnic/racial identity

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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...
Thomas Kingsley experienced unforgettable sights as he participated in the liberation of the concentration camp at...
Leslie Aigner and the other inmates were weak when they entered the camp [Annotator's Note: Dachau concentration camp...
Nathan Taffel and his brother were forced by the Germans to leave their labor camp and begin a death march. The weather...
Luba Keller was taken to the ammunition factory in Skarżysko, Poland. [Annotator's Note: Now Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland...
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...
Annaliese Nossbaum and her mother were prisoners in Auschwitz [Annotator’s Note: Auschwitz; a complex of over 40...
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...
Isaac Edward could not find much work after being discharged at the end of the war so he volunteered for the US Air...
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...
Gerald Abbenhaus had wanted to become a liaison officer for his regiment, but the war ended before it could happen. A...
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...
Daniel Szafran was born in February 1927 in Stryków, Poland. He came from a large family having five brothers, two...
Nathan Taffel was born in Radomish Weilke, Poland in May 1928. He was the second youngest of ten children, seven girls...
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...
Joseph Conklin LaNier, II was born in Columbus, Mississippi on 25 March 1926. He personally adapted the spelling of his...
Lily Myoko [Annotator’s Note: her maiden name was given but was not audible] Sawada was born on 28 September 1927 in...
Zeno St. Cyr was born in 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri. Although his family was from New Orleans, at the time of St. Cyr'...
Bruno Viani was born in Greenwich Village in New York City in 1921. He grew up on a crowded street that was primarily...
Lawrence N. Brooks was born in 1909 in Norwood, Louisiana, near Baton Rouge. Most of his youth was spent near...
Robert Hammond was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1926. His father was a postal worker and his mother a...
Dabney N. Montgomery was born in Selma, Alabama on 18 April 1923. He grew up with five of his siblings from his father’...
Dr. Hans Courant was born in 1924 in Göttingen, Germany and lived there until he was nine. He had one bother and two...
Anne Levy was born in Lodz, Poland in July 1935. Before the war started, she was a very young girl [Annotator's Note:...

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