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Charles Kneflin was born in December 1923 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He had a very nice childhood. His mother was a home...
[Annotator's Note: Ittsei Nakagawa was in a factory in Hiroshima, Japan when the atomic bomb exploded over the city on...
[Annotator’s Note: Maud Dahme and her sister were reunited with their parents in April 1945 after hiding from the Nazis...
[Annotator's Note: Maud Dahme and her sister were sent to a Christian family's farm to hide from the Nazis.] They...
[Annotator's Note: Maud Dahme and her sister were sent to a Christian family's farm to hide from the Nazis.] The couple...
Coleen Landry's father was an air raid warden and drills would be held weekly. His job included making sure there were...
Norris Bucksell was in Italy during World War 2 as a litter-bearer in the 370th Regimental Combat Team, 92nd Infantry...
After surviving the bombing of Berlin [Annotator's Note: Berlin was bombed 363 times between 1940 and 1945] as a child...
Ittsei Nakagawa's father's side of the family came over to the United States [Annotator's Note: from Japan] around 1904...
Growing up in Metz, France, Marthe Cohn experienced some anti-Semitism. When she was six, she and her siblings were at...
Simon Braitman was in the Army in Dachau, Germany. He knew he had an uncle in the same situation as him. He was going...
Helen Gagel was sent to Texas to an Army Hospital at Fort Brooke, Texas. She was sent from there to Chickasha, Oklahoma...
Itka Zygmuntowicz was 15 years old when she and her family were taken by train from the Nowe Miasto Ghetto. They rode...
[Annotator's Note: Leon Grunte was a Latvian prisoner in a labor camp in the Soviet Union after World War 2.] There...
Hans Siverts' unit [Annotator's Note: 4th Convalescent Hospital] pretty much stayed together through the war. The last...
Frederick Ellis's points were up, and he was entitled to go home. He got a new officer on board [Annotator's Note: USS...
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...
After the end of the war, Malcolm Johnson was awarded the Bronze Star. [Annotator's Note: The Bronze Star Medal is a U....
A mission to Berlin [Annotator's Note: Berlin, Germany] is the one that stands out in Daniel Samuelson's mind the most...
Itka Zygmuntowicz was born in April 1926 in Ciechanów, Poland. It was a small town. They lived in two different places...
When Martin Richard was inducted into the service, he could choose his branch of service. You could not volunteer, you...
Being a Cajun [Annotator's Note: a member of self-contained communities in southern Louisiana of French Canadian...
Leon Grunte was supposedly still a German paratrooper when he left Denmark. There were no parachutes left or planes for...
Curtis Brooks and his family had been on a vacation trip aboard the SS Potsdam and encountered a Nazi ceremony taking...
Ittsei Nakagawa was born in Fresno, California and lived in Orange Cove [Annotator's Note: Orange Cove, California] in...
Lawrence Angst was born in July 1923 in Barberton, Ohio. His mother and father were young and struggled through the...
Reading, writing, and arithmetic were important to black people when Samson Alexander was growing up. They knew they...
[Annotator's Note: Simon Braitman was dressed to look like he was older so he would be chosen to leave the Zwoleń...
[Annotator's Note: Ittsei Nakagawa was in a factory in Hiroshima, Japan when the atomic bomb exploded over the city on...
The Japanese were friendly towards children, so Angus Lorenzen did not fear them. He talked with them until about four...
William Burrus became a technical sergeant when he returned to the United States after the war ended [Annotator's Note...
Amelia Taylor was born in December 1923 in Santa Monica, California. She grew up there during the Great Depression....
Norman Bussel spent Christmas 1944 at Stalag Luft IV [Annotator’s Note: Stalag Luft IV (Stammlager Luft IV), Gross...
Growing up, Samson Alexander used to follow around his brother who was in Boy Scouts. The white people had what they...

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