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Daniel Szafran survived Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: Auschwitz II-Birkenau in Brzesinka, Poland] and then was involved...
Burton Lewis had no experience with the integration of the armed forces following World War 2. When the Air Force...
David Olson left the European Theater as an S3 officer in charge of plans, training and gunnery. Not too many men in...
Joseph LaNier did not know what he would do after the service. He was reserve and not regular Army. Consequently, his...
At the end of the war, Elmo Espree was transported through the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean...
Calvin Moret was still a 19 year old teenager when his mother pinned his wings on him. The war in the Pacific ended...
Judith Meisel was helped in Denmark after the country's Jews returned home. Only 42 people died in Theresienstadt [...
Arthur Seltzer came home after the end of the war. He was discharged and never wanted to talk about his experiences....
Angus Lorenzen left England for the United States. His mother had gone back to Shanghai in 1946. His father did not...
Leslie Aigner finished his apprenticeship and began working as a machinist after the war. He lived under a communist...
Katherine Croft remembers very little of the end of the war. Her family and friends did not talk about the subject very...
Freeman Dyson observed a strong sense of tragedy within Europeans during the postwar years. Its genesis was from World...
Another man John Elliott worked with in the Soil Conservation Service was going abroad with the Foreign Aid Program,...
William Winter had no inclination to stay in the Army after the war. He was fortunate to have come through the war...
George A. Sarosi and his mother lived in Szeged from 1945 to 1948. They returned to Budapest after that. No battles for...
Walter Oka said the conditions under which the POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] were transported were sparse,...
Rothacker Smith felt the joy of liberation sweep over him when he saw American soldiers hoist the Stars and Stripes...
John Kerner was in London, England for about ten days. He was on leave and only had to report back when the ship was to...
After the war, Bennett Sparks continued to serve in the Coast Guard, and moved with his wife and six children to...
John S. Johnson was provided with the opportunity of securing a higher education through the G.I. Bill as a result of...
Freeman Dyson highly regarded Dr. Martin Luther King. Dyson also admired Gandhi. They both espoused non-violence for...
Calvin Moret admired his brother [Annotator’s Note: Adolph Moret, Jr. was Moret’s eldest brother. With his brother’s...
Rena Greenup didn't initially know why they stayed on Lemnos, but she said that when the Germans left Greece, the army...
Carl Marca was drafted into service for World War 2. He wanted to get one year in with IBM [Annotator's Note:...
Elmo Espree was impressed with the huge size of the first camp he trained at. Customarily, the service facilities are...
Walter Imahara was into sports and attended the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. He learned that some of the politicians...
Sterling Cale was born in Macomb, Illinois in 1921. Shortly after birth, he went into an orphanage for four years....
Sammy Ray was born in the small town of Mulberry, Kansas. His father sold dry goods to African-American sharecroppers,...
Roland Lehker was born in December 1925 in San Antonio, Texas. He enjoyed his childhood, being in the middle class. He...
George Hardy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in June 1925. His actual birthdate is 8 June but due to a problem...
Samson Alexander was born in July 1930 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He grew up in Gert Town [Annotator's Note: a...
Joseph Haines was born in March 1922 in Reading, Pennsylvania. He had one older sister. He was raised by his mother who...
Helen Gagel [Annotator’s Note: born Helen Cosgrove] was born in 1915 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. She had four brothers...
[Annotator's Note: The video cuts in and out and is hard to hear at times. Questions and answers are often...
Richard Lockhart disposed of his weapons and marched off into captivity [Annotator's Note: following his capture on 19...
Robert Fisch never wanted to talk about his wartime experiences at first. If asked, he would explain, but otherwise he...

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