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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...
Peter Somogyi and his brother became involved with the Zionist movement. On 4 April 1949, they escaped Hungary. They...
Anne Levy and her family needed three things to get out of the Warsaw Ghetto. They had to have papers saying they were...
[Annotators Note: Masaji Insohita served in the army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-India...
Charlotte Weiss is a Holocaust survivor. First, she was put into a ghetto in Mátészalka [Annotator's Note: in Hungary...
Basil Woolf recollects that the Jewish organization that recruited him as a landing craft engine room operator after...
Basil Woolf used local labor to help clean parts of the landing craft engines. The local help was assigned to him....
Norman Mineta grew up in California where the Alien Land Law existed. It stated that if one was not a citizen of the...
Vernon Leopold feared being captured because he was German. He did not know of the death camps but he knew that the men...
Wanda Damberg has informed her children that she does not want any of them to own Japanese cars. They own cars from...
They [Annotators Note: Tokuji Yoshihashi and the rest of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team] were in the area of Menton...
Irwin Stovroff and about 200 or so Jewish POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] had been separated by their German...
Zhanna Dawson has experienced many acts of kindness by others helping her through her life. People have to extend...
Luna Kaufman had no difficulties after the war with nightmares. She was fortunate. She never felt that she was...
Reva Kibort left the Warsaw Ghetto and made her way to the Aryan side. Her mother had provided them with some valuable...
Jacob Finkelstein ran away from captivity a second time with his cousin. His escape was successful that time [Annotator...
Eva Schloss had many Christian friends and nobody really minded what religion one was. Anti-semitism was not open and...
After passing the pilot entry test at The Presidio [Annotator's Note: The Presidio Monterey], Enrique Cervantes was...
Joseph Hairston ended up at a camp 100 miles south of Tucson [Annotator's Note: Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Arizona...
Walter Imahara was four years old when he went into the camp. They were first sent to an assembly center in Fresno...
Robert Hammond's medical training was in suturing, and one of his major challenges on Guam occurred when there were no...
Robert Fisch was an inmate of Mauthausen which was the largest concentration camp built in Austria. That was done after...
When Masaji Inoshita got to the ceremony [Annotator's Note: a Japanese surrender ceremony in China] he found out that...
Alois Kopp enlisted in the Navy in September 1937 despite the fact he could not swim. He learned fast. He volunteered...
Arturo Camacho remembers going down to the docks, and coming away with a canteen full of brown sugar that had been...
Clem Thrift said the United States was suffering under the threat of German submarine attacks, so the destroyer escorts...
After 49 days and three ships, and enduring the most horror and terror and fear Ben Skardon had ever known, he was...
Arthur Seltzer reached Munich, Germany. The troops could tell the war was coming to an end. That was the location of...

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