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Joseph Hairston ended up at a camp 100 miles south of Tucson [Annotator's Note: Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Arizona...
James Lovell had a girlfriend of seven years, whom he married just hours after graduating from Annapolis [Annotator's...
Walter Imahara was four years old when he went into the camp. They were first sent to an assembly center in Fresno...
John Elliott said he was very lucky to have had an excellent crew. On one night mission, they were going up to about 4,...
Robert Hammond's medical training was in suturing, and one of his major challenges on Guam occurred when there were no...
Norris Bucksell arrived in Italy with the 370th Regimental Combat Team, 92nd Infantry Division July 1944. They went...
Robert Fisch was an inmate of Mauthausen which was the largest concentration camp built in Austria. That was done after...
Norris Bucksell was born in August 1921 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Valena C. Jones Elementary School. He...
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...
Ghislaine Hegerty did not see any immediate German reactions to the Jews. When she approached a German on the sidewalk...
Zhanna Dawson experienced constant bombing when the Germans invaded [Annotator's Note: Germany invaded Soviet Russia in...
In 1939, members of Rena Finder's extended family immigrated to Cracow when they were sent away from Berlin. It was the...
Madeleine Peters and her family evacuated in front of the advancing Germans [Annotator's Note: the Germans invaded...
Although there was a Gestapo presence in their town, Alexander White's father felt it was safe for his family to return...
Eva Schloss begins by describing what life was like in Holland mid 1940. The German Army marched into Holland and there...
Benjamin Lesser recalled the early morning in September 1939 when his three story apartment building started to shake....
Peter Somogyi saw his father taken away within a week of 19 March 1944 [Annotator's Note: the day Germany occupied...
Heavyweight champion Joe Louis [Annotator's Note: Joseph Louis Barrow, professional boxer] joined the Army. Samson...
Elizabeth Goldstein recalled when Germany took over Hungary, she did not see one German soldier. All the military...
Samson Alexander's grandfather was named Eddie Spencer. During the Great Depression, his grandfather ran off a...
Rothacker Smith entered Sommocolonia on 1 December [Annotator's Note: 1 December 1944] and his last day there was 28...
Occasionally, Louis Massengale said, the guys would pull little tricks, and he described a "hot foot." When lit, a...
Guy Stern was born Guenther Stern in Hildesheim, Germany in January 1922. He lived in Hildesheim until he left for the...
Daniel Szafran and his family had been living in a ghetto in Stryków, Poland for close to a year. They had planted a...
Hana Zoltz was born in Lodz, Poland in 1928. Her father died of hunger in the ghetto. He was only 41 years old. The...
Mark Rubin says his father Karl was one of the smartest people he's ever known. In 1942, Karl was 31 and in business...
William Dabney did not have to take a test to be in the barrage balloon battalion. The instruction was cut and dry and...
[Annotator's Note: Edgar Cole served in the US Marine Corps as a communications specialist in the 52nd Defense...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks about Dr. Rothacker Smith, a medic in the Medical Section, 2nd Battalion, 366th...
Annaliese Nossbaum was in Theresienstadt [Annotator’s Note: Theresienstadt; transit camp and ghetto; Terezin, Czech...
Eugene Tarrant was born in Ennis, Texas. When he was three, his family moved to Dallas. His mother and father figured...

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