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The Russians invaded the section of Poland inhabited by Jacob Finkelstein prior to the Germans entering his town. The...
Samson Alexander says the Japanese people [Annotator's Note: Japanese-Americans] were the backbone of Americanism...
Luna Kaufman saw the Jewish Council in the Cracow ghetto as being collaborators. They had to do so in order to function...
Seymour Mermelstein had no idea of how the Jews were being treated by the Nazis. He did know through relatives of his...
An average day aboard ship [Annotator's Note: USS New Jersey (BB-62)] for Louis Massengale started early in the morning...
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...
Elizabeth Goldstein and her family lived in the ghetto [Annotator’s Note: in Mateszalka, Hungary] for only a couple of...
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...
The day after Kristallnacht [Annotator's Note: 11 November 1938], Marthe Cohn's oldest brother and sister went to...
Leslie Aigner walked through the outskirts of Landsberg. A fellow prisoner pointed out the prison where Hitler [...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer switches to Jay Christopher Atkins who asks Robert Mayes how it felt to have two...
Anton Jaber did not use the G.I. Bill. He was on ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve Officer Training Corps] duty for five...
Samson Alexander's most memorable experience of World War 2 was when Harry Truman [Annotator's Note: Harry S. Truman,...
The captain [Annotator's Note: Captain Albert Finley France, Jr.] told Tarrant that the Navy was going to be different...
Annaliese Nossbaum came across letters she and her mother had written after their liberation from Mauthausen [Annotator...
Peter Somogyi felt there was a chance he had been liberated when he saw a Russian soldier outside the window [Annotator...
In April 1945, Elizabeth Goldstein heard noises and saw airplanes circling in the sky. She knew that the end was near....
Paula Knobler heard the sound of artillery as the Russians approached her concentration camp. The Germans evacuated...
Anne Levy initially thought the Russian liberators were going to be better than the German oppressors. She would...
Alexander White described conditions at the Schindler factory as "difficult." Food was scarce, and, initially, rations...
In the middle of July 1945, Joseph DeMott started seeing Australian Mosquito bombers [Annotator's Note: de Havilland DH...
Frank Purvis had never been to sea before. The ship [Annotator's Note: USS Snowden (DE-246)] was commissioned with a...
George A. Sarosi was born in Budapest, Hungary in January 1938. His father was born in 1900 in Pozsony. Pozsony was...
Anthony Acevedo was born in San Bernardino, California and spent most of his childhood in Pasadena. His father was a...
Elizabeth Goldstein was born in March 1926 in Kisar, Hungary. She was the second oldest of eight children. She and her...
In New Guinea, Helen Gagel lived in a tent with a cot. In the Philippines, she had a tent until she was over at the...
Hana Zoltz lived in the ghetto [Annotator's Note: the Lodz ghetto in Poland] as a young girl. She made few friends...
Judith Meisel lived in Canada with her brother. They shared a room. Her brother married and stayed in Canada. He loved...
Louis Frydman was called Lolak [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling] during the war. It was a nickname his brother had...
When Warren Nolan first boarded the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) he thought it was massive. He watched the first flight...
Elisabeth Bolster would visit with her father every weekend [Annotator's Note: her father was forced to remain in...
Willie Wesley Thompson recalled a time when the ship his company was on was being bombed and he was holding on for dear...

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