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Jeannine Burk was liberated in 1944. Her mother retrieved her and brought her home. [Annotator's Note: Burk, a Jewish...
Jeannine Burk always felt part of a group of people who had experienced much worse than she. They were all the new...
Enrique Cervantes was offered a promotion to continue his service in the United States Air Force, but by the time he...
Ryfka Finkelstein [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling of her maiden name which is Sushka] was born in Poland in 1926...
During World War 2, Rachel Lazarus and her mother were in a concentration camp together. She recalled one day, while...
Albert Porche began his typical day as a fighter armorer by having breakfast and then going to look on the board where...
William Winter was born in 1923 in Grenada County, Mississippi. He came up during the depression on a cotton and cattle...
Jeannine Burk [Annotator's Note: nee Jeannine Rafalowicz] was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1939. Her parents had two...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
Joseph DeMott eventually lost track of the friends he made in the prison camps on Java. One of the men, who had part of...
Walter Nelson was only 19 years old at the time [Annotators Note: at the time of the Battle of the Coral Sea]. The USS...
Once the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor died down, Walter Oka and his siblings continued to watch the goings on for a...
Coleen Landry's father was an air raid warden and drills would be held weekly. His job included making sure there were...
Albert Porche and the 99th Fighter Squadron landed in North Africa. [Annotator's Note: The 99th Fighter Squadron was an...
Judith Baron got married and lived in New York City. Her husband did not like the city because it was too fast for him...
After surviving the bombing of Berlin [Annotator's Note: Berlin was bombed 363 times between 1940 and 1945] as a child...
Nathan Taffel came to the United States and lost contact with his brother in Argentina. Taffel had a brother-in-law in...
Robert Fisch witnessed Jews working for the Germans while he was incarcerated. Those complicit kapos, as they were...
Laszlo Schwarc wanted to talk about the World War 2 veterans. He said when he was in the displaced persons camp he saw...
About three months after returning, Jeannine Burk's sister received a letter from a family named Mike and Frieda Savage...
Bernard Marcus’ parents immigrated to the United States from Europe. His mother came from Poland when it was a part of...
In Room 28 of the Hamburg Barracks at Terezin, Ela Weissberger had three friends of the same last name, Hannah, Helga,...
[Annotator's Note: Clarence Herbert Weatherwax served in the Army as a communications specialist in Headquarters...
For Vernon Leopold, being from a Jewish background was unpleasant in Germany as there had been latent anti-Semitism...
Peter Somogyi arrived in mid-afternoon in the cattle cars [Annotator's Note: after a horrible three day journey in a...
[Annotator's Note: Charlotte Weiss is a Czechoslovakian born Jew who survived incarceration in a number of...
Itka Zygmuntowicz was 15 years old when she and her family were taken by train from the Nowe Miasto Ghetto. They rode...
Luna Kaufman and the concentration camp survivors stayed in place for a few days but the Russians were coming and...
When Ela Weissberger arrived in Terezin on 12 February 1942, she found it "terrible." She had to walk about four...
Prior to entry into France, Henry Feldman was assigned to Cannon Company, 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry...
When President Harry S. Truman said the war was ended with the atomic bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki,...
While Norris Bucksell was in Naples, Italy, the churches that had not been bombed stayed open and he was able to attend...
Annaliese Nossbaum traveled for three days by train from Theresienstadt [Annotator’s Note: Theresienstadt; transit camp...
Ernest Gross was 15 years old when he and his family were ordered from their home by Hungarian police. They were...
Judith Baron lived in a long barrack at Auschwitz. There was a stove in the middle that may have been intended to warm...
After the end of the war, Malcolm Johnson was awarded the Bronze Star. [Annotator's Note: The Bronze Star Medal is a U....

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