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Bernard Marcus was instructed to report to the commanding general of the counterintelligence Corps in Frankfurt. The...
Seymour Mermelstein had no idea of how the Jews were being treated by the Nazis. He did know through relatives of his...
Joseph LaNier was 15 years old and working in a nightclub when an incident happened in Columbus [Annotator’s Note:...
An average day aboard ship [Annotator's Note: USS New Jersey (BB-62)] for Louis Massengale started early in the morning...
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...
Elizabeth Goldstein and her family lived in the ghetto [Annotator’s Note: in Mateszalka, Hungary] for only a couple of...
Anneliese Nossbaum lived in Bonn, Germany and was proud of the synagogue there where her father was the cantor. As a...
The day after Kristallnacht [Annotator's Note: 11 November 1938], Marthe Cohn's oldest brother and sister went to...
Isaac Edward landed in Florence, Italy with the 92nd Infantry Division. There were combat units next to them that hit 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...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer switches to Jay Christopher Atkins who asks Robert Mayes how it felt to have two...
John Bellecci does not think that American society today understands World War 2. Education is what won that war for us...
Samson Alexander's most memorable experience of World War 2 was when Harry Truman [Annotator's Note: Harry S. Truman,...
Annaliese Nossbaum came across letters she and her mother had written after their liberation from Mauthausen [Annotator...
Itka Zygmuntowicz stayed in Auschwitz until 18 January 1945 when she and the other inmates were marched out of the camp...
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...
In April 1945, Elizabeth Goldstein heard noises and saw airplanes circling in the sky. She knew that the end was near....
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...
Alexander White described conditions at the Schindler factory as "difficult." Food was scarce, and, initially, rations...
In the middle of July 1945, Joseph DeMott started seeing Australian Mosquito bombers [Annotator's Note: de Havilland DH...
Erik Johnsen was a Cadet in the US Merchant Marine and served on Liberty ships [Annotator's Note: a class of cargo ship...
On 13 April 1945, Micha Tomkiewicz and his mother were liberated from a prison train by American soldiers and taken to...
The Cracow ghetto was part of the old city, and Rena Finder said the Germans put a wall around the area where the Jews...
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...

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