Ethnic/racial identity

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Bernard Marcus was instructed to report to the commanding general of the counterintelligence Corps in Frankfurt. The...
Joseph LaNier was 15 years old and working in a nightclub when an incident happened in Columbus [Annotator’s Note:...
Joseph Hairston was born in May 1922 in a log cabin just outside of Martinsville, Virginia. He stayed in Virginia for...
Tokuji Yoshihashi and his fellow replacements arrived there [Annotator's Note: in France] shortly after the 442nd...
Gerard Halpern graduated from high school in May or June of 1943. He applied to City College and started classes there...
[Annotator's Note: Masaji Insohita served in the Army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-...
Eugene Tarrant went to join the military when he was 18. He was in good shape, about 175 pounds. A sergeant asked him...
Ben Skardon thought the prisoners would be taken back to Bilibid Prison and that the American troops were nearby or...
Yukio Kawamoto's parents did not have to divulge too much about how their time in the camp went. Kawamoto had gotten a...
Eva Gross was sent to the Krakow-Plaszow concentration camp in Poland [Annotator's Note: this was after a short stay in...
Anneliese Nossbaum lived in Bonn, Germany and was proud of the synagogue there where her father was the cantor. As a...
Leslie Aigner walked through the outskirts of Landsberg. A fellow prisoner pointed out the prison where Hitler [...
Irwin Stovroff flew his last mission on 13 August [Annotator's Note: 13 August 1944]. He felt great that it was to be...
Annaliese Nossbaum came across letters she and her mother had written after their liberation from Mauthausen [Annotator...
When he arrived at Berga, Morton Brooks was shocked to find that it wasn't a POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war]...
Peter Somogyi felt there was a chance he had been liberated when he saw a Russian soldier outside the window [Annotator...
Paula Knobler heard the sound of artillery as the Russians approached her concentration camp. The Germans evacuated...
Ben Skardon said there was scuttlebutt about an American bomb that had destroyed an entire Japanese city, but it was...
Anne Levy initially thought the Russian liberators were going to be better than the German oppressors. She would...
Erik Johnsen was a Cadet in the US Merchant Marine and served on Liberty ships [Annotator's Note: a class of cargo ship...
George A. Sarosi was born in Budapest, Hungary in January 1938. His father was born in 1900 in Pozsony. Pozsony was...
Anthony Acevedo was born in San Bernardino, California and spent most of his childhood in Pasadena. His father was a...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was born in January 1923 in Pasadena, California. He was one of five children. Times were tough for...
Paula Knobler is a Holocaust survivor born in the city of Lodz, Poland in 1928. She was 82 years of age at the time of...
Hitler had invaded Czechoslovakia and Poland and the Allies declared war in October 1939 [Annotator's Note: Britain and...
Hana Zoltz lived in the ghetto [Annotator's Note: the Lodz ghetto in Poland] as a young girl. She made few friends...
Louis Frydman was called Lolak [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling] during the war. It was a nickname his brother had...
Moses Hogan wasn't afraid. He didn't believe America would be attacked by the Japanese; after all, officials from that...
Elisabeth Bolster would visit with her father every weekend [Annotator's Note: her father was forced to remain in...
Morton Brooks was born in Brooklyn, New York in January 1926. He grew up there, with younger twin siblings, the...
Lily Sawada had a very innovative father. He determined that it was time to leave [Annotator’s Note: the Japanese-...
Lavenia Breaux had to find out through the grapevine that her friend had been killed. Sensitive information like that...
After the war, Jeannine Burk continued to search for her father with her mother. People would gradually return from the...
As far as Yukio Kawamoto could tell, he did not experience too much racism or ill feelings towards him. Most of his...
After cruising around the Marshall Islands, James Moshovitis' crew was repairing the Higgins boats [Annotator's Note:...
Delano Brister knew that the headquarters for Colonel Eisenhower [Annotator's Note: Colonel Dwight D. Eisenhower would...

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