Ethnic/racial identity

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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...
Marthe Cohn decided she and her family needed to leave Poitiers, France and cross into unoccupied territory after a...
Micha Tomkiewicz and his family were living in the ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. Because of his father's Polish Army...
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...
Rachel Lazarus was born in May 1939 in Amsterdam, Holland [Annotator's Notes: Amsterdam, Netherlands]. Her father's...
Vernon Leopold feared being captured because he was German. He did not know of the death camps but he knew that the men...
A few days after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Joseph DeMott saw the devastation. With five battleships sunk or...
Wanda Damberg has informed her children that she does not want any of them to own Japanese cars. They own cars from...
Coleen Landry remembers when her parents were told that her brother Reid was missing in action. It took about a month...
Daniel Szafran was already a member of the Palmach [Annotator's Note: "storm troops," the elite force of the Haganah,...
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...
Laszlo Schwarc said no German wanted to take responsibility for what happened to the Jews. After leaving the hospital,...
The squadron [Annotator's Note: 840th Bombardment Squadron, 483rd Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force] traveled to Bangor...
Samson Alexander was the first black fireman in the Air Force. He was given a certificate from the Treasury Department...
Luba Keller was born in May 1926 in Szydłowiec, Poland. She attended school there. She had never seen airplanes as it...
His family knew the Germans were advancing into Poland, and Alexander White said they were scared. When Hitler [...
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...
Nathan Taffel worked at a huge camp in Flossenburg, Germany. The camp included many different types of individuals...
George Hardy's unit had one loss in training at Walterboro [Annotator's Note: Walterboro Army Air Field, South Carolina...
George Hardy got news that he was going to Keesler [Annotator's Note: Keesler Field, now Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi...
Alex Lopez noted that one day while he was a guard at Nuremburg, he was hungry and snitched a piece of pumpernickel...
Nathan Taffel and other Jews were forced by the Germans to build roads in Poland. At times, his life was threatened....

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