Prisoner experiences

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Felix Polito and the 1st Special Service Force were part of the breakout from Anzio beachhead. They were about ten...
Peter Somogyi arrived in mid-afternoon in the cattle cars [Annotator's Note: after a horrible three day journey in a...
Eva Gross reached the place of selection at Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: she had just completed a terrible three day...
Eva Gross returned to Auschwitz as the war was nearing its end. Her mother was with her. Her mother was a very forward...
Dell Lauderdale went home after completing his service in the Marine Corps. After six months out of the military, he...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 745th Tank Battalion] fought through...
Most of the inmates of the Dachau concentration camp spoke Hebrew which Arthur Seltzer could somewhat communicate with...
Luna Kaufman was shipped to Germany to work for the same factory who owned them before [Annotator's Note: Kaufman was...
Peter Somogyi met Dr. Mengele [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele, also known as the Angel of Death] while he was in...
Arthur Seltzer reached Munich, Germany. The troops could tell the war was coming to an end. That was the location of...
Madeleine Peters and her family evacuated in front of the advancing Germans [Annotator's Note: the Germans invaded...
Peter Somogyi saw his father taken away within a week of 19 March 1944 [Annotator's Note: the day Germany occupied...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and the 745th Tank Battalion passed right through the Siegfried Lines...
Norman Mineta and his family were transferred to the Japanese-American internment camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming [...
Peter Somogyi returned to his hometown and met his mother's cousin, Mickey, and some other male survivors [Annotator's...
Peter Somogyi learned of Simon Wiesenthal from his reputation as a postwar hunter of Nazi war criminals. He first heard...
Dell Lauderdale was at Sugamo Prison where there were six cell blocks separated by an iron gate. Behind the gate was "...
Bernard Marcus was instructed to report to the commanding general of the counterintelligence Corps in Frankfurt. The...
Joseph LaNier was 15 years old and working in a nightclub when an incident happened in Columbus [Annotator’s Note:...
Eva Gross was sent to the Krakow-Plaszow concentration camp in Poland [Annotator's Note: this was after a short stay in...
Peter Somogyi felt there was a chance he had been liberated when he saw a Russian soldier outside the window [Annotator...
Wanda Damberg got up to go to the bathroom one morning and saw a nun along the way [Annotator’s Note: Damberg was in...
Norman Mineta saw no newspapers in the camp. No radios were allowed. The only mail that arrived came from family...
Judith Baron and her family lived in a nice apartment in a mixed neighbor in Hungary. The landlady was not Jewish, but...
Luna Kaufman found that her Russian liberators believed in free love. That meant the liberators felt that they had the...
Peter Somogyi was interrogated by Mengele [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele]. Somogyi cannot remember the nature of...
Peter Somogyi and his brother attended the mock trial held for Dr. Mengele. [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele was a...
Luna Kaufman was not frightened when the Germans first entered Poland [Annotator's Note: on 1 September 1939]. At that...
In the early part of 1939, Manfred Klepper and other Jews were made to wear the Star of David on their clothes. Some...
Elisabeth Bolster had no full knowledge of the implications of working at the Nuremburg Trials [Annotator's Note: the...
Joy Skelton had unidentifiable nightmares during 9-11 [Annotator's Note: the terrorist attacks on the United States on...
Murray Glass had a resentful band master who took offense at Glass not playing the French horn according to his MOS [...
[Annotators Note: Barbara Pathe worked for the American Red Cross (ARC) on a Red Cross Clubmobile attached to various...
Abe Milkis found the German troops to be good fighters. At the end, the enemy soldiers were just a bunch of young kids...
Peter Somogyi found that when he was in officer's school in Israel, he faced a big problem. His fellow trainees who had...
James Livaudais saw that the German troops in Ludwigslust, Germany tried their best not to be taken prisoner by the...

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