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Billy Grieves was born in Liberty Center, Ohio. At a young age his parents moved the family to Detroit, Michigan for...
Mildred Bonvillian Aupied was born in Bayou Black near Houma in Terrebonne Parish [Annotator’s Note: south of New...
Richard J. Field was born and raised in Upstate New York in the small town of Liberty. He lived on the outskirts of...
Robert Gurr had an early interest in automobiles and airplanes. In his earliest recollections, there are memories of...
Clayton Fisher has a friend named Roy Russell who served in the same bomb group, Bombing Squadron 8 (VB-8), who is...
Lily Myoko [Annotator’s Note: her maiden name was given but was not audible] Sawada was born on 28 September 1927 in...
Bruno Viani was born in Greenwich Village in New York City in 1921. He grew up on a crowded street that was primarily...
Dabney N. Montgomery was born in Selma, Alabama on 18 April 1923. He grew up with five of his siblings from his father’...
John McConn was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1923. Raised during the Great Depression, McConn's father was an accountant...
Madeleine Vignier Peters was born in the little village of [Annotator's Note: town name not discernible] in France. She...
Peter Somogyi was born in Pécs, Hungary in April 1933. His father had a nice business. The family had a comfortable...
James Siracuse was born in Upper Manhattan [Annotator's Note: New York, New York] in 1920. He was raised there. He...
Catherine Long was born in 1924 in Dayton, Ohio. That was the home of her mother’s family. She soon moved to Pittsburgh...
Zhanna Arshanskaya Dawson is the subject of a book authored by her son [Annotator's Note: Hiding in the Spotlight by...
Joy Skelton was born on Palembang on the island of Sumatra in what is now Indonesia in October 1939. She has two half-...
Eva Gross was born in December 1927 in Belahavo [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling], Czechoslovakia and grew up in...
Wanda Damberg was born of a Dutch father who served as a diplomat in the Philippines starting in 1916. He met Damberg’s...
Luna Kaufman was born in 1926 in Cracow, Poland. Her family ancestry in Cracow dated to the 1700s. They were long time...
Constance Negrotto was born on 8 August 1924 to Ralph and Inez Hinkel. When she was five years old, the family moved to...
Bernard Marcus was born on 14 May 1922. He was born in the Bronx in New York City. He lived there for 20 years before...
Richard Higgins was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in Sims Hospital. Higgins moved to Harrison, Maine when he was...
Holly Frederick Reynolds was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. She was born in Virginia because her mother was there at the...
Gerhard Franzky remembers the most important thing after Hitler came to power was that the school schedule changed....
Madeleine Peters and her family evacuated in front of the advancing Germans [Annotator's Note: the Germans invaded...
Lavenia Hickman Breaux was born in Slidell, Louisiana in 1917. Breaux did not realize she was living through a...
Jack Yusen grew up in Queens, New York where he lived with his parents, brother and grandmother and was living there...
Walter Barnes did not see much of a change in New Orleans when he returned after the war. Before the war he and his...
George A. Sarosi was born in Budapest, Hungary in January 1938. His father was born in 1900 in Pozsony. Pozsony was...
Judith Baron and her family lived in a nice apartment in a mixed neighbor in Hungary. The landlady was not Jewish, but...
Calvin Moret became interested in flying when he was about eight years old. Before the war started, he found himself...
In the early part of 1939, Manfred Klepper and other Jews were made to wear the Star of David on their clothes. Some...
Eva Gross and her Hungarian relatives seldom visited prior to the Nazi entry into Hungary. Gross did spend summers with...
Loevsky was born on Long Island, New York. He was 1 of 3 children.His father worked in a bronze factory. He was a young...
Connick was born in Mobile, Alabama on 27 March 1926. He moved with his family to New Orleans, Louisiana at the age of...
Arthur Jackson was born in Cleveland and grew up in Canton, Ohio. His father was a watch maker and eventually ended up...

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