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[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks about two ships, the Patria and the Struma that carried Jewish refugees to the...
Calvin Elliott did not use the G.I. Bill. He had an occupation. He worked with women all of his life. When he retired,...
[Annotator's Note: Erna Deiglmayr worked for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, UNRRA, in...
John Bellecci does not think that American society today understands World War 2. Education is what won that war for us...
Simon Braitman cried when he was liberated [Annotator’s Note: by the 71st Infantry Division on 4 May 1945]. He could...
Samson Alexander's most memorable experience of World War 2 was when Harry Truman [Annotator's Note: Harry S. Truman,...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks George Wiswell what it was like when the war ended.] Thank goodness it was over...
Daniel Samuelson was a gunner on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. He loved the plane, but it had nothing for...
Judith Rothenberg's [Annotator's Note: a Belgian Jewish child at the time of the war] recalls her father left them [...
Marthe Cohn left school and became a modiste, or hat maker, with her sister in the center of Metz, France. Her sister...
Annaliese Nossbaum came across letters she and her mother had written after their liberation from Mauthausen [Annotator...
[Annotator's Note: Maud Dahme and her sister were hiding from the Nazis with a Christian family in Elburg, Netherlands...
Ivan Bodis-Wollner was put on trains and taken from Bergen-Belsen [Annotator's Note: Bergen-Belsen concentration camp...
Itka Zygmuntowicz stayed in Auschwitz until 18 January 1945 when she and the other inmates were marched out of the camp...
Itka Bloch remembers the first tank coming in [Annotator's Note: to liberate the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp near...
Getting into Bergen-Belsen [Annotator's Note: Bergen-Belsen concentration camp near Bergen, Germany] was the worst...
On 13 April 1945, Micha Tomkiewicz and his mother were liberated from a prison train by American soldiers and taken to...
[Annotator's Note: Rosemary Ramsey learned of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941 from her...
Frank Purvis had never been to sea before. The ship [Annotator's Note: USS Snowden (DE-246)] was commissioned with a...
Ivan Bodis-Wollner does not remember arriving at Bergen-Belsen [Annotator's Note: Bergen-Belsen concentration camp near...
[Annotator's Note: Cyril de la Vergne was stationed at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California.] They did...
[Annotator's Note: Helen Kushnir was in grade school when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941...
[Annotator's Note: Severin Fayerman was sent to the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp complex in German...
Leon Grunte was locked up in a cattle truck going to prison in the Soviet Union. He went through parts of Latvia. He...
Itka Zygmuntowicz lost her whole family other than one cousin who had made it to Palestine. She does not know for...
[Annotator's Note: Patrick Zilliacus emigrated to the United States from Finland with his mother and brother.] They...
Lester Shapiro did not know anything about getting a Bronze Star [Annotator's Note: the Bronze Star Medal is the fourth...
After being liberated from Malchow [Annotator's Note: the Malchow concentration camp in Malchow, Germany, a sub-camp of...
[Annotator's Note: After being liberated from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Helene Boulton was taken to Sweden...
Luba Keller was sent to camp Work A in Skarżysko, Poland [Annotator's Note: now Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland]. They lived...
Joseph Kanter [Annotator's Note: with 2nd Battalion, 406th Infantry Regiment, 102nd Infantry Division] became friends...
James Fitzmorris was stationed at Camp Plauche [Annotator's Note: also known as Camp Harahan, Jefferson Parish,...
When Warren Nolan first boarded the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) he thought it was massive. He watched the first flight...
[Annotator's Note: Edna Davis had completed the Civilian Pilot Training Program and wanted to join the US Army Air...
Alfons Robert Kleindienst had an uncle who was a Boy Scout [Annotator's Note: Boy Scouts of America youth organization...
James Lee's parents said the attack [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941]...

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