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Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash [Annotator's Note: Donald...
William Winter agrees with the interviewer's statement that many black veterans felt more freedom in the Army than they...
Jeannine Burk experienced the forced separation of her family. Prior to the Nazis arriving to take her father away, her...
Enrique Cervantes was offered a promotion to continue his service in the United States Air Force, but by the time he...
Ryfka Finkelstein [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling of her maiden name which is Sushka] was born in Poland in 1926...
Albert Porche began his typical day as a fighter armorer by having breakfast and then going to look on the board where...
William Winter was born in 1923 in Grenada County, Mississippi. He came up during the depression on a cotton and cattle...
Calvin Moret was in advance training ready room awaiting instructions for his mission. He was there with another...
[Annotators Note: Barbara Pathe worked for the American Red Cross (ARC) on a Red Cross Clubmobile attached to various...
Albert Porche and the 99th Fighter Squadron landed in North Africa. [Annotator's Note: The 99th Fighter Squadron was an...
Judith Baron got married and lived in New York City. Her husband did not like the city because it was too fast for him...
After surviving the bombing of Berlin [Annotator's Note: Berlin was bombed 363 times between 1940 and 1945] as a child...
Nathan Taffel came to the United States and lost contact with his brother in Argentina. Taffel had a brother-in-law in...
Bernard Marcus’ parents immigrated to the United States from Europe. His mother came from Poland when it was a part of...
In Room 28 of the Hamburg Barracks at Terezin, Ela Weissberger had three friends of the same last name, Hannah, Helga,...
[Annotator's Note: Clarence Herbert Weatherwax served in the Army as a communications specialist in Headquarters...
Growing up in Metz, France, Marthe Cohn experienced some anti-Semitism. When she was six, she and her siblings were at...
For Vernon Leopold, being from a Jewish background was unpleasant in Germany as there had been latent anti-Semitism...
Eva Gross saw anti-Semitism as a natural part of her life. It became more and more prevalent after the government...
Peter Somogyi arrived in mid-afternoon in the cattle cars [Annotator's Note: after a horrible three day journey in a...
Luna Kaufman and the concentration camp survivors stayed in place for a few days but the Russians were coming and...
When Ela Weissberger arrived in Terezin on 12 February 1942, she found it "terrible." She had to walk about four...
David Roderick went to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey for 10 days. The men were checked for health and packed everything while...
When President Harry S. Truman said the war was ended with the atomic bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki,...
Leslie Aigner and the other living passengers were ordered out of the cattle car [Annotator's Note: upon their arrival...
Annaliese Nossbaum traveled for three days by train from Theresienstadt [Annotator’s Note: Theresienstadt; transit camp...
Judith Baron lived in a long barrack at Auschwitz. There was a stove in the middle that may have been intended to warm...
John Poole was in the 103rd Infantry Division which was relieved by the 36th Division after the battle of Sélestat....
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Edward Bale was sent to Philadelphia to the Marine Corps basic officer's course and...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
William Laubner crash landed his airplane near an antiaircraft camp. It was not too long before he was surrounded by...
Zeno St. Cyr received his draft notice, but he found that he was rejected during his physical examinations because of...
Elmo Espree was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in September 1921. His family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1923...
Lawrence Brooks was drafted in 1940 and went for basic training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. By November [Annotator's...
Lawrence Yatsu was in a relocation camp. When he left the camp to go to college he was drafted. By that time his...
Charles McGee was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919. After third grade he moved to Illinois. He also spent some time in...

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