Prisoner experiences

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[Annotator's Note: Leon Grunte was a Latvian prisoner in a labor camp in the Soviet Union after World War 2.] He was...
Mark Rubin says his father Karl was one of the smartest people he's ever known. In 1942, Karl was 31 and in business...
The camp [Annotator's Note: Camp Lucky Strike, between Cany and Saint-Valery, France] was Seventh Heaven. They [...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks George Haines about "shutting off" when overseas and asks about any haunting...
Henry Malec brought Hermann Göring into a waiting room prior to some sort of interrogation [Annotator's Note: this was...
Henry Langrehr had times his guns jammed and by the grace of God, he never got shot. The Thompsons [Annotator's Note: ....
As the Russians were nearing Auschwitz in 1945, Simon Braitman and 765 others were sent to Mauthuasen [Annotator's Note...
Herbert Stern and his units [Annotator's Note: atthis time Stern was commanding the 909th Field Artillery Battalion and...
Norman Mineta and his family were transferred to the Japanese-American internment camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming [...
The Japanese would push the prisoners down into the bottom of the ships and force them to sleep on wooden platforms....
Marthe Cohn and her family were living in the center of the Poitiers, France in a rented house after they left Metz,...
While in Poitiers, France, Marthe Cohn's family started a business just before the war started. It was a dry goods...
Arthur Staymates thought Hess [Annotator's Note: Rudolf Hess was one of the highest ranking Nazi leaders under German...
Clyde Nordstrom was a guard at Sugamo Prison [Annotator's Note: Tokyo, Japan] and saw Hideki Tōjō [Annotator's Note:...
Simon Braitman went to Rochester [Annotator's Note: Rochester, New York] and entered high school right away. He...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Micha Tomkiewicz how his mother coped with her experiences in the concentration...
Jack Carver had some rotten adventures during the war. There were two particularly bad ones. As he approached a...
James McDermott was at Moosburg [Annotator’s Note: Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany] when the Germans surrendered. He...
Peter Somogyi returned to his hometown and met his mother's cousin, Mickey, and some other male survivors [Annotator's...
It was dark when Henry Malec was removed by stretcher from the cellar where he had been treated after being wounded at...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Robert Rans about what sounds he heard after being hit by enemy fire.] Robert...
Daniel Szafran survived the Holocaust and combat in Israel after the war. He felt good being in Palestine after...
Simon Braitman says that the Jews were marched from Zwoleń to Garbatka [Annotator's Note: both in Poland] by foot and...
Joseph Vater did not know what would happen to him after he had to surrender. He felt helpless and stuck. He knew...
Peter Somogyi learned of Simon Wiesenthal from his reputation as a postwar hunter of Nazi war criminals. He first heard...
On 3 February 1945, nine American planes flew over the camp very low and slow. Curtis Brooks told his brother he...
Guy Stern's fellow interrogator and friend, Kurt Jasen, was nearby on Omaha Beach and called for Stern to come over and...
Guy Stern was in Louisiana on maneuvers about a month or less. While on maneuvers they had an MP [Annotator's Note:...
James McDermott says that the Germans did not treat them badly. If you were taken by the Luftwaffe [Annotator's Note:...
Jimmie Dyer and the 6th US Marine Division turned loose the kids who were training to be kamikaze pilots. Dyer later...
Samson Alexander says the Japanese people [Annotator's Note: Japanese-Americans] were the backbone of Americanism...
On 7 December 1941, Alfred Raymond was sleeping and someone came and woke him up to tell him that the Japanese had...
Malcolm Johnson had been a civilian contractor on Wake Island when he was wounded and taken prisoner by the Japanese....
[Annotator's Note: The video cuts in and out and is hard to hear at times. Questions and answers are often...
Dell Lauderdale was at Sugamo Prison where there were six cell blocks separated by an iron gate. Behind the gate was "...
[Annotator's Note: The video cuts in and out and is hard to hear at times. Questions and answers are often...

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