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Peter Somogyi felt there was a chance he had been liberated when he saw a Russian soldier outside the window [Annotator...
Daniel Szafran was in Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: Auschwitz II-Birkenau in Brzesinka, Poland]. The food situation was...
Ela Weissberger said epidemics were rampant. The Red Cross was very strict, and didn't allow the Russian army to...
Benjamin Lesser had arrived at the Dachau concentration camp in total exhaustion [Annotator's Note: following the...
While James Newsom was aboard the Cole [Annotator's Note: USS Cole (DD-155)], he slept back aft by the engineers. That...
On 13 April 1945, Micha Tomkiewicz and his mother were liberated from a prison train by American soldiers and taken to...
The Cracow ghetto was part of the old city, and Rena Finder said the Germans put a wall around the area where the Jews...
John Moran was home on leave when Japan surrendered [Annotator's Note: on 15 August 1945]. He had left Europe around 1...
Francis J. Cook remembers the Germans treating GIs harshly in the camps. Food was sparse. He lost about 60 pounds in...
During World War 2, Rachel Lazarus and her mother were in a concentration camp together. Her mother worked in the...
Samuel Lombardo saw that life was getting tougher and tougher under Mussolini [Annotator's Note: Italian Fascist...
Alois Kopp was aboard the USS Houston (CA-30) defending Java when the ship was sunk. He survived and was taken prisoner...
Angus Lorenzen and his sister and mother were placed in the Japanese internment camp at Santo Tomas University, Manila...
When he was at the Coronado, California base, John Earles said he experienced a lot of good USO [Annotator's Note:...
Elisabeth Bolster would visit with her father every weekend [Annotator's Note: her father was forced to remain in...
On 23 May 1944, Harold Baumgarten was transferred, along with Robert Palmer, to Company B [Annotator's Note: Company B...
When the war ended, Carl Marca was in Finschhafen, New Guinea. As a mail censor, he would cut an envelope open on the...
Lloyd Dendy had been on a ship coming home when the war in Europe ended [Annotator's Note: 8 May 1945] and President...
After Arthur Jackson got back to the United States [Annotator's Note: after being wounded during the Battle of Okinawa...
Charles Balaza and the defenders of Corregidor were taken by troopship to the shores of Manila. They were offloaded a...
On 10 April [Annotator's Note: 10 April 1942], Erwin Johnson and his fellow prisoners of war started their march away [...
The Army was in charge of the Fiji station where Ted Wiebe's group was being held, and although they clothed and fed...
Peter Somogyi was interrogated by Mengele [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele]. Somogyi cannot remember the nature of...
John Kerner was with Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr.] as he crossed France....
Benjamin Lesser joined a group of pioneers for Palestine. They went to Palestine after being relocated from Europe....
Annaliese Nossbaum and her mother were prisoners at Auschwitz [Annotator’s Note: Auschwitz; a complex of over 40...
[Annotator's Note: Gabriel Kinney served in the Army as a BAR man and fought with the 25th Infantry Division on...
Russell Gackenbach was summoned one day after dinner to answer the phone. He knew that something had to be wrong for...
When Orville Bethard graduated from high school he was 19 years old and eligible for the draft. He did not like the...
Edwin Knight arrived at New Caledonia as a replacement for casualties suffered in the 43rd Infantry Division. He was in...
John Bellecci boarded a ship from California to Australia. The ship went alone in September 1943. It was a converted...
In the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Ira Schilling was sent to Camp Elliot, California where he joined Company L...
Charles Brooks was sent to VT-3 [Annotator's Note: Torpedo Squadron 3 (VT-3)] which was forming up on the big island at...
Wallace Jeffery and his outfit of direction finders entered Normandy on 7 June 1944. The men climbed over the side of...
Norman Riggsby went through maneuvers and practice landings in preparation for the invasion of France. Riggsby...
Theodore Finkbeiner found North Africa to be a new world. It was a very poor lifestyle for the local inhabitants. The...

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