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When Calvin Moret was at Godman Field near Fort Knox [Annotator’s Note: Kentucky], he noted that Italian and German...
George Hardy's father persuaded him to not join his brother in the Navy because of the race problem. He would be...
Manfred Klepper saw things get worse after 1939 [Annotator's Note: in Trier, Germany]. The police force had been...
Marthe Cohn decided she and her family needed to leave Poitiers, France and cross into unoccupied territory after a...
Judith Meisel was standing with her mother and sister when they discovered that her sister had typhus. That was the...
Peter Somogyi and his brother became involved with the Zionist movement. On 4 April 1949, they escaped Hungary. They...
Anne Levy and her family needed three things to get out of the Warsaw Ghetto. They had to have papers saying they were...
Nathan Taffel found out that his parent had been shot in the Tarnow ghetto from his brother-in-law after the war. His...
Norman Mineta grew up in California where the Alien Land Law existed. It stated that if one was not a citizen of the...
Returning home and being discharged from the Marine Corps was bittersweet for Edgar Cole. At the time prejudice was...
They [Annotators Note: Tokuji Yoshihashi and the rest of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team] were in the area of Menton...
Luna Kaufman had no difficulties after the war with nightmares. She was fortunate. She never felt that she was...
Samson Alexander was the first black fireman in the Air Force. He was given a certificate from the Treasury Department...
En route to their first German prison camp, Rothacker Smith and his fellow prisoners never discussed the possibility of...
His family knew the Germans were advancing into Poland, and Alexander White said they were scared. When Hitler [...
Jacob Finkelstein ran away from captivity a second time with his cousin. His escape was successful that time [Annotator...
After passing the pilot entry test at The Presidio [Annotator's Note: The Presidio Monterey], Enrique Cervantes was...
Nathan Taffel worked at a huge camp in Flossenburg, Germany. The camp included many different types of individuals...
George Hardy's unit had one loss in training at Walterboro [Annotator's Note: Walterboro Army Air Field, South Carolina...
George Hardy got news that he was going to Keesler [Annotator's Note: Keesler Field, now Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi...
When Charles McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work and activity was based around survival. The men would improve...
Nathan Taffel and other Jews were forced by the Germans to build roads in Poland. At times, his life was threatened....
Joseph Hairston ended up at a camp 100 miles south of Tucson [Annotator's Note: Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Arizona...
Marthe Cohn was a Jewish citizen of Metz, France. French Colonel La Rocque [Annotator's Note: François de La Rocque;...
Walter Imahara was four years old when he went into the camp. They were first sent to an assembly center in Fresno...
John Elliott said he was very lucky to have had an excellent crew. On one night mission, they were going up to about 4,...
Robert Hammond's medical training was in suturing, and one of his major challenges on Guam occurred when there were no...
Norris Bucksell arrived in Italy with the 370th Regimental Combat Team, 92nd Infantry Division July 1944. They went...
Robert Fisch was an inmate of Mauthausen which was the largest concentration camp built in Austria. That was done after...
Alois Kopp enlisted in the Navy in September 1937 despite the fact he could not swim. He learned fast. He volunteered...
Wim de Jonge reached a prison in Singapore where he was guarded by Indian troops who had formerly served in the British...
Paula Knobler was lucky that she worked at a camp not in the German territory [Annotator's Note: the camp was in...
In 1939, members of Rena Finder's extended family immigrated to Cracow when they were sent away from Berlin. It was the...
Madeleine Peters and her family evacuated in front of the advancing Germans [Annotator's Note: the Germans invaded...
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....

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