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Despite his excitement at being liberated from German custody, Rothacker Smith knew he was to return to a racist and...
Isaac Edward could not find much work after being discharged at the end of the war so he volunteered for the US Air...
Before Elmo Espree got on the ship for deployment overseas, his group of black soldiers was lined up first on the...
Reva Kibort joined her two sisters who went to a DP [Annotator's Note: displaced person] camp near Munich called...
Peter Somogyi met Dr. Mengele [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele, also known as the Angel of Death] while he was in...
Daniel Szafran was born in February 1927 in Stryków, Poland. He came from a large family having five brothers, two...
Nathan Taffel was born in Radomish Weilke, Poland in May 1928. He was the second youngest of ten children, seven girls...
Norman Ikari was born in Seattle, Washington on 17 February 1919. His parents were Japanese immigrants. Life was not...
Joseph Conklin LaNier, II was born in Columbus, Mississippi on 25 March 1926. He personally adapted the spelling of his...
Lily Myoko [Annotator’s Note: her maiden name was given but was not audible] Sawada was born on 28 September 1927 in...
Zeno St. Cyr was born in 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri. Although his family was from New Orleans, at the time of St. Cyr'...
Robert Hammond was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1926. His father was a postal worker and his mother a...
Dabney N. Montgomery was born in Selma, Alabama on 18 April 1923. He grew up with five of his siblings from his father’...
John W. Towle was born in June 1921 in Sequoyah Hills. Towle's family moved to a dairy farm in Bearden when he was...
Anne Levy was born in Lodz, Poland in July 1935. Before the war started, she was a very young girl [Annotator's Note:...
Rothacker Smith served as a medic in the Army in Italy during World War 2 where he was wounded and later captured by...
Major L. Cohn was born in Manhattan, New York in October 1927. He grew up in Brooklyn during the difficult times of the...
Enrique Cervantes was born in Fresno, California in October 1923. He grew up in severe poverty and experienced bigotry...
Peter Somogyi was born in Pécs, Hungary in April 1933. His father had a nice business. The family had a comfortable...
Roy Uthes was born in June 1923. He had two brothers and two sisters. He grew up in a large home and was the youngest...
Kenneth Marshall was born in December 1926 in Grand Island, Nebraska, one of four siblings. His father, a hardworking...
Reva Kibort was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1933. She had four sisters and two brothers. The youngest of the children...
Robert Fisch was born in 1925 in Budapest, Hungary. He grew up there. His mother and father worked long hours each day...
Zhanna Arshanskaya Dawson is the subject of a book authored by her son [Annotator's Note: Hiding in the Spotlight by...
Jack Brukman was born in 1923 in Los Angeles, California. He experienced small town living near the beach. The weather...
Lorraine Mesken was born in San Francisco, California in March 1928. After the birth of her only sibling in 1932, the...
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...
Louis Conter was born in Ojibwa, Wisconsin in September 1921. He had one younger and one older sister. The family left...
Ernest Gross was born in July 1929 in Turc, Romania and he did not have a good life. When he was seven, his father and...
Edgar Marion Cole was born in Dallas, Texas in 1925. His parents were poor and he had to help the family financially...
Laszlo Schwarc was born in the village of Baktaloranthaza, Hungary, where his Jewish family lived peacefully among a...
Joseph Orlando was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in January 1922. He was the 11th child born but four of his...
Dr. Richard Pipes was born in 1923 in a small Silesian town where his father had a chocolate factory. In 1928, his...
George Sakato was born in Colton, California at a Union Pacific and Southern Pacific hub for the Railroad company. His...
Anneliese Nossbaum was born 8 January 1929 in Guben, Germany but moved to Bonn at age two. Her first experiences in...
Leslie Aigner was born in Nové Zámky, Czechoslovakia. In 1939, the town became part of Hungary. At the time, Aigner was...

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