Ethnic/racial identity

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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...
Rena Finder was born in February 1929 in Krakow, Poland, and considered her family rich because she always had new...
Marthe Cohn was born in April 1920 in Metz, Lorraine, France. Life was a little different from the rest of France as...
Robert Fisch was born in 1925 in Budapest, Hungary. He grew up there. His mother and father worked long hours each day...
Katherine Croft was born in 1939 in Bluefield, West Virginia. Her father worked there briefly as an architect, and then...
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...
Curtis Brooks was born in September 1928 in Manila, Philippines. His father was hired to build power plants in Manila...
Jules Levin was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1923. His mother and father were immigrants from the area known today...
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...
Ernest Gross was born in July 1929 in Turc, Romania and he did not have a good life. When he was seven, his father and...
Edgar Marion Cole was born in Dallas, Texas in 1925. His parents were poor and he had to help the family financially...
Laszlo Schwarc was born in the village of Baktaloranthaza, Hungary, where his Jewish family lived peacefully among a...
Joseph Orlando was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in January 1922. He was the 11th child born but four of his...
Dr. Richard Pipes was born in 1923 in a small Silesian town where his father had a chocolate factory. In 1928, his...
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...
Anneliese Nossbaum was born 8 January 1929 in Guben, Germany but moved to Bonn at age two. Her first experiences in...
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...
Marthe Cohn took the train from Singen to Freiburg, Germany. That was the last time she took a train because every few...
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]....
In 1948, Richard Pipes began his teaching career because that was the course that interested him, and never thought of...
George Hardy does not remember when he heard that the war was over. They knew it was close because they were running...
Lester M. Bornstein could not believe the war was over. He had been in the Army for two years. His unit [Annotator's...
Robert H. "Bob" Harris returned to the United States sometime in September or October 1944. While overseas, he knew...
George Hardy's father persuaded him to not join his brother in the Navy because of the race problem. He would be...
Under the influence of his sister who was a nurse, Walter Oka was thinking of studying to become a laboratory...
Kelly Kuwayama was drafted a year before Pearl Harbor and entered the Army. He was assigned to a coastal artillery unit...

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