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Although there was a Gestapo presence in their town, Alexander White's father felt it was safe for his family to return...
Benjamin Lesser recalled the early morning in September 1939 when his three story apartment building started to shake....
Peter Somogyi saw his father taken away within a week of 19 March 1944 [Annotator's Note: the day Germany occupied...
Rothacker Smith entered Sommocolonia on 1 December [Annotator's Note: 1 December 1944] and his last day there was 28...
Guy Stern was born Guenther Stern in Hildesheim, Germany in January 1922. He lived in Hildesheim until he left for the...
Daniel Szafran and his family had been living in a ghetto in Stryków, Poland for close to a year. They had planted a...
Nathan Taffel lived in a ghetto when he was very young. The Orthodox Jews lived close to the temple so it was easy to...
Mark Rubin says his father Karl was one of the smartest people he's ever known. In 1942, Karl was 31 and in business...
[Annotator's Note: Edgar Cole served in the US Marine Corps as a communications specialist in the 52nd Defense...
Eugene Tarrant was born in Ennis, Texas. When he was three, his family moved to Dallas. His mother and father figured...
Dr. Roscoe C. Brown was born in Washington D.C. and lived there for the first 17 years of his life. Washington D.C. was...
While Weldon Fruge was in France, he served with C Company of the 180th Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: Company C...
Paula Knobler has bitter memories of her youth in Poland. Anti-Semitism was displayed toward her. In school, boys threw...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Walter Imahara to describe what is hanging on the...
Judith Baron was imprisoned at Bergen-Belsen. It was absolutely hell. When they first arrived, they slept in tents. It...
Part of Martha Cohn's family successfully crossed from occupied France into unoccupied France from Saint-Secondin,...
Isabella Karle remembers that news of what was happening in Europe was heard on radio and reported in the newspapers....
Hodding Carter, II was a friend of William Winter's. He was not a popular figure in the state [Annotator's Note: in...
Bernard Marcus deployed from New York to Le Havre, France and then to Paris. He stayed at a delightful hotel in Paris....
Moses Hogan doesn't think movies about Pearl Harbor are authentic. After Pearl Harbor, Hogan was on a destroyer [...
Rosemary Fagot was born in Nicaragua. Her father was an American citizen from New Orleans and she was registered as an...
Paula Knobler and her group of fellow Holocaust survivors found out from Russian soldiers that help was available for...
Robert Fisch witnessed in the camps an older man talking to the younger people. He personally did not "give a damn"...
While in Manila, Wim de Jonge was ordered to return to the Dutch Army to fight an uprising in the Dutch East Indies....
In January or February 1942, President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano Roosevelt] signed Executive Order...
Jimmy Doi and his family were informed in March [Annotator's Note: March 1942] that they were being sent to an...
At the time of his overseas deployment, Morton Brooks had little knowledge about the German treatment of Jews, except...
Alexander White remembers that when the German army entered Dynow, the soldiers who encamped there were very impressive...
The Russians invaded the section of Poland inhabited by Jacob Finkelstein prior to the Germans entering his town. The...
Luna Kaufman saw the Jewish Council in the Cracow ghetto as being collaborators. They had to do so in order to function...
Joseph Hairston was born in May 1922 in a log cabin just outside of Martinsville, Virginia. He stayed in Virginia for...
Tokuji Yoshihashi and his fellow replacements arrived there [Annotator's Note: in France] shortly after the 442nd...
Eugene Tarrant went to join the military when he was 18. He was in good shape, about 175 pounds. A sergeant asked him...
Yukio Kawamoto's parents did not have to divulge too much about how their time in the camp went. Kawamoto had gotten a...
Anneliese Nossbaum lived in Bonn, Germany and was proud of the synagogue there where her father was the cantor. As a...
Elisabeth Bolster was home during Kristallnacht [Annotator's Note: the "night of broken glass" when Nazis attacked...

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