Ethnic/racial identity

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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:...
Paul J. Frisco was born in May 1925 in Newark, New Jersey. He lived there until he was 15 years old and then moved to...
Rothacker Smith served as a medic in the Army in Italy during World War 2 where he was wounded and later captured by...
Linda Hope was born in 1939 [Annotator’s Note: She is the daughter of Bob and Dolores Hope]. She never realized the...
Major L. Cohn was born in Manhattan, New York in October 1927. He grew up in Brooklyn during the difficult times of the...
Manfred Klepper was born in November 1931 in Trier, Germany. The family actually lived in Maring which is about an hour...
Enrique Cervantes was born in Fresno, California in October 1923. He grew up in severe poverty and experienced bigotry...
Peter Somogyi was born in Pécs, Hungary in April 1933. His father had a nice business. The family had a comfortable...
Robert Fisch was born in 1925 in Budapest, Hungary. He grew up there. His mother and father worked long hours each day...
Zhanna Arshanskaya Dawson is the subject of a book authored by her son [Annotator's Note: Hiding in the Spotlight by...
Jack Brukman was born in 1923 in Los Angeles, California. He experienced small town living near the beach. The weather...
Eva Gross was born in December 1927 in Belahavo [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling], Czechoslovakia and grew up in...
Luna Kaufman was born in 1926 in Cracow, Poland. Her family ancestry in Cracow dated to the 1700s. They were long time...
Robert Max was born in July 1923 and spent his early life in the Vailsburg section of Newark, New Jersey. The...
Henry Freedman was born into a poor family in Boston, Massachusetts in September 1921. His father was a World War 1...
Edgar Marion Cole was born in Dallas, Texas in 1925. His parents were poor and he had to help the family financially...
Eva Aigner was born in 1937 in Kosice, Czechoslovakia. Her father would travel and sell hats while her mother would...
George Sakato was born in Colton, California at a Union Pacific and Southern Pacific hub for the Railroad company. His...
Leslie Aigner was born in Nové Zámky, Czechoslovakia. In 1939, the town became part of Hungary. At the time, Aigner was...
Murray Glass was born in 1924 in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in the Bronx. His father was the manager and part owner...
Albert Porche went into the service after Pearl Harbor was attacked. The armed forces were trying to recruit as many...
Enrique Cervantes was highly influenced by his uncle who taught him about life outside of poverty. Simultaneously, he...
Adelaide Benjamin remembers the first Christmas tree the family had out there [Annotator's Note: in El Paso, Texas]....
Kelly Kuwayama was drafted a year before Pearl Harbor and entered the Army. He was assigned to a coastal artillery unit...
Zhanna Dawson worked with a tuner to tune the orphanage piano [Annotator's Note: because of her playing talent, Dawson...
Manfred Klepper saw things get worse after 1939 [Annotator's Note: in Trier, Germany]. The police force had been...

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