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Robert Doolan was born in March 1917 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was wonderful to grow up in Cincinnati and he still loves...
Anneliese Nossbaum was born 8 January 1929 in Guben, Germany but moved to Bonn at age two. Her first experiences in...
Marthe Cohn took the train from Singen to Freiburg, Germany. That was the last time she took a train because every few...
Leon Schafer is certain the war affected his life afterwards. Number one, he never left his wife. When he got home, he...
Leon Bass was training in Mississippi. Black soldiers were to be given ideas about why we were fighting the war. The...
George Hardy does not remember when he heard that the war was over. They knew it was close because they were running...
George Hardy's father persuaded him to not join his brother in the Navy because of the race problem. He would be...
Jack Werner felt that he was at home when he came to the United States. It seemed that this is where he belonged. It...
[Annotator's Note: Severin Fayerman will never forget entering the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp...
It was a relatively small crowd at the University [Annotator's Note: University of Szeged in Szeged, Hungary] when Ivan...
Marthe Cohn decided she and her family needed to leave Poitiers, France and cross into unoccupied territory after a...
Micha Tomkiewicz and his family were living in the ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. Because of his father's Polish Army...
A typical day for Henry Schaller would start with a briefing at four o'clock in the morning. If the target was to be...
Coleen Landry remembers when her parents were told that her brother Reid was missing in action. It took about a month...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Wallace Yip, Sr. what it felt like to hear the news of the Japanese attack on...
Vaughn Whitworth remembers celebrating V-J Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan Day, 15 August 1945]. He felt that...
Daniel Szafran was already a member of the Palmach [Annotator's Note: "storm troops," the elite force of the Haganah,...
Dr. Norman Francis did not follow the war closely. He devoted his time to school and sports. His parents had said to...
Samson Alexander was the first black fireman in the Air Force. He was given a certificate from the Treasury Department...
Dr. Norman Francis had a great interest in interacting with World War 2 veterans returning from the war and going to...
Luba Keller was born in May 1926 in Szydłowiec, Poland. She attended school there. She had never seen airplanes as it...
George Hardy's unit had one loss in training at Walterboro [Annotator's Note: Walterboro Army Air Field, South Carolina...
George Hardy got news that he was going to Keesler [Annotator's Note: Keesler Field, now Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Betty Soskin how she feels about accepting the Silver Service Medallion at The...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Lesniewski served in the Army as a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute...
Marthe Cohn was a Jewish citizen of Metz, France. French Colonel La Rocque [Annotator's Note: François de La Rocque;...
[Annotator's Note: Maud Dahme and her sister were hiding from the Nazis with a Christian family in Elburg, Netherlands...
Norris Bucksell arrived in Italy with the 370th Regimental Combat Team, 92nd Infantry Division July 1944. They went...
Norris Bucksell was born in August 1921 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Valena C. Jones Elementary School. He...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Werner walked out of Austria in August 1938 and made it by train to Geneva, Switzerland.]...
Joseph Lesniewski , Shifty Powers [Annotator's Note: Staff Sergeant Darrell C. "Shifty" Powers] and another guy were to...
Ivan Bodis-Wollner remembers when he was playing with an older child who was the son of a local lawyer. The child's...
Ora Hicks entered the military at Camp Livingston, Louisiana. She then went to Fort Huachuca [Annotator's Note: in...
Heavyweight champion Joe Louis [Annotator's Note: Joseph Louis Barrow, professional boxer] joined the Army. Samson...
Vernon Tweedt and his unit [Annotator's Note: Battery A, 131st Field Artillery Battalion, 36th Infantry Division] were...
[Annotator's Note: This clip begins with Johannes Aalders speaking mid-conversation.] It was like the Germans were not...

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