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[Annotator's Note: The interviewer switches to Jay Christopher Atkins who asks Robert Mayes how it felt to have two...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks about two ships, the Patria and the Struma that carried Jewish refugees to the...
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,...
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...
Itka Zygmuntowicz stayed in Auschwitz until 18 January 1945 when she and the other inmates were marched out of the camp...
On 13 April 1945, Micha Tomkiewicz and his mother were liberated from a prison train by American soldiers and taken to...
Frank Purvis had never been to sea before. The ship [Annotator's Note: USS Snowden (DE-246)] was commissioned with a...
Itka Zygmuntowicz lost her whole family other than one cousin who had made it to Palestine. She does not know for...
After being liberated from Malchow [Annotator's Note: the Malchow concentration camp in Malchow, Germany, a sub-camp of...
Luba Keller was sent to camp Work A in Skarżysko, Poland [Annotator's Note: now Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland]. They lived...
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...
Isaac Edward was a Mardi Gras Indian in New Orleans, Louisiana. He became one in 1932. He masked [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotator's Note: Geraldine Nyman was a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, and transported...
Norman Bussel’s first mission was to Brunswick (Braunschweig), Germany. He was anxious as he had no idea what to expect...
Martin Richard's first mission [Annotator's Note: from Cheddington, England] was 6 June 1944, D-Day [Annotator's Note:...
Guy Stern feels that calling something memorable can be both positive and negative. Getting to his hometown of...
Micha Tomkiewicz and his mother were in the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland when his father was killed after escaping...
Itka Zygmuntowicz lived in Ciechanów, Poland when the Nazis started rationing food. There was a lot of starvation. They...
Annaliese Nossbaum and her mother were prisoners at Auschwitz [Annotator’s Note: Auschwitz; a complex of over 40...
The bombings of Berlin [Annotator's Note: Berlin was bombed 363 times between 1940 and 1945] were awful for Ingrid...
Luba Keller says she was liberated by the Russians in Feldafing, Germany. The Russians came in the morning and the...
Guy Stern had landed on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, three days after the invasion [Annotator's Note: 9 June 1944,...
Bud Loring went from Santa Maria [Annotator's Note: Army Airfield, Santa Barbara County, California] to Colchester,...
George Hardy went on leave after graduation [Annotator's Note: from aviation cadet training at Tuskegee Army Air Field...
In his advanced training, Guy Stern had to interrogate prisoners. They were taught four or five methods and were given...
John Kerner was in London, England for about ten days. He was on leave and only had to report back when the ship was to...
George Will says that the Cold War was inevitable after World War 2 because Josef Stalin [Annotator's Note: Russian...
In 1944, Guy Stern and his unit were broken into six-man intelligence teams. They were on an Australian fruit boat, the...
George Hardy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in June 1925. His actual birthdate is 8 June but due to a problem...
Samson Alexander was born in July 1930 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He grew up in Gert Town [Annotator's Note: a...
Joseph Haines was born in March 1922 in Reading, Pennsylvania. He had one older sister. He was raised by his mother who...
Helen Gagel [Annotator’s Note: born Helen Cosgrove] was born in 1915 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. She had four brothers...
Micha Tomkiewicz was born in May 1939 in Warsaw, Poland. He was an only child as his parents were young when he was...

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