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Herbert Weatherwax [Annotator's Note: Mr. Weatherwax's name is actually Clarence Herbert Weatherwax] was born in...
Dr. Roscoe C. Brown was born in Washington D.C. and lived there for the first 17 years of his life. Washington D.C. was...
Paula Knobler has bitter memories of her youth in Poland. Anti-Semitism was displayed toward her. In school, boys threw...
George Hardy always considered himself a fighter pilot. The bigger guys were being trained to be bomber pilots. He only...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Walter Imahara to describe what is hanging on the...
The children of the family did not always know, Christian de Marcken clarified, about their parents' sheltering of...
Robert Fisch had contracted a fever. [Annotator's Note: He had been exposed to typhus at the Austrian border on his way...
Judith Baron was imprisoned at Bergen-Belsen. It was absolutely hell. When they first arrived, they slept in tents. It...
Part of Martha Cohn's family successfully crossed from occupied France into unoccupied France from Saint-Secondin,...
John LeBure began working with the Higgins company while the 37 foot boats with a bow [Annotator’s Note: the Higgins...
Isabella Karle remembers that news of what was happening in Europe was heard on radio and reported in the newspapers....
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Micha Tomkiewicz how his mother coped with her experiences in the concentration...
Joseph Medicine Crow's grandfather, White Man Runs Him, met Theodore Roosevelt. The Crow nation felt comfortable in...
George Linker was sick with yellow jaundice while he was on the front. He was pulled back from the action [Annotator's...
Bernard Marcus deployed from New York to Le Havre, France and then to Paris. He stayed at a delightful hotel in Paris....
Moses Hogan doesn't think movies about Pearl Harbor are authentic. After Pearl Harbor, Hogan was on a destroyer [...
Luba Keller says that after being liberated from the concentration camp, more people came in from Radom, Poland, so...
Rosemary Fagot was born in Nicaragua. Her father was an American citizen from New Orleans and she was registered as an...
Reva Kibort was in school at a new DP [Annotator's Note: displaced person] camp called Neu Freiman near Munich when an...
While in Manila, Wim de Jonge was ordered to return to the Dutch Army to fight an uprising in the Dutch East Indies....
President Truman [Annotator's Note: President Harry S. Truman] integrated the military. Norris Bucksell's brother-in-...
In 1944, John Campbell came back from Karachi Annotator's Note: Karachi, Pakistan] with a load of British trucks to...
The Japanese surrendered while George Hardy was on a ship returning home. He and his outfit landed shortly after that...
Lily Sawada and her family arrived in Poston, Arizona [Annotator’s Note: this was part of the relocation of Japanese-...
In January or February 1942, President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano Roosevelt] signed Executive Order...
Jimmy Doi and his family were informed in March [Annotator's Note: March 1942] that they were being sent to an...
Guy Stern rarely interrogated civilians during the war. His partner, Kurt Jasen did interrogate some German businessmen...
At the time of his overseas deployment, Morton Brooks had little knowledge about the German treatment of Jews, except...
Walter Halloran fought in the Battle of the Bulge after making his way across France and participating in many small...
Leo Porteau's squad [Annotator's Note: Porteau was a squad leader in Company B, 1st Battalion, 185th Infantry Regiment...
Lawrence Yatsu served as a replacement with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Company C, 100th Infantry Battalion. He...
Alexander White remembers that when the German army entered Dynow, the soldiers who encamped there were very impressive...
James Moshovitis' ship [Annotator's Note: USS Cecil (APA-96)] arrived off the shores of Iwo Jima when the Allies were...
Masaji Inoshita had very little contact with his parents over the course of the war. He would ask the Japanese...
Samson Alexander says the Japanese people [Annotator's Note: Japanese-Americans] were the backbone of Americanism...

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