From pula to piombino, from piombino to the United States. All to escape communism.

This is an interview with my grandmother, Loredana, who immigrated to Italy when she was six years old. She describes her process and views on immigrating to the U.S.

Jose and Cesar talk about the Cuban Missile Crisis and Venezuela

My grandfather was 10 years old when the Cuban Missile Crisis occurred with the US. So, I decided to ask him about the event and communism itself since he was so close to where it was happening. We also spoke...

The Experience of One Chinese American Immigrant

In this interview, Brandon Guo interviews his immigrant mother Sian She regarding her life experiences. Beginning with growing up in China and being taught by her staunchly anti-communist father and transitioning to her experiences and recollections in the US, this...

Shannon 5/20/19

In this interview, Erin interviews her mother about growing up in a religious family in Greeley and the time culture shock she experienced when she moved to Baltimore for college. Her mother shared stories about her travels to Mexico and...

Immigration-Anastasia Calkins

My mother immigrating from Russia to the United States and how she shifted cultures.

Diana Truong interview part 2

I interview Diana Truong about her experience in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, leaving Vietnam and life in the United States.

Diana Truong interview part 1

I interview Diana Truong about her experience in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, leaving Vietnam and life in the United States.

Cold War Interview

In this interview I talked to my dad about what it was like growing up in Communist Romania.

The American Dream

At the age of seven, Jesse Marino and his family came to America to seek asylum from communism in Cuba. On December 22nd in Toluca Lake, Mia Phillips sat down with her family friend, Jesse Marino(58 years old), to learn...

Ed Dunn – a former Marine in the late 1950’s.

A brief interview with Ed Dunn, a Marine in the late 1950’s. Within our conversation, we discussed where he was stationed, life for him as a Marine, segregation, and how the Marines shaped him as a person and how he...

Quang’s Life

My father, Quang, struggled with moving from Vietnam to the United States because of the new language he had to learn and had encountered many problems because of it.

Interview With My Mom

In this interview on November 28, 2018 in Wylie, TX, Kayla Nguyen interviews her mom, Hannah Nguyen, about how it was like growing up in Vietnam. Hannah recounts her childhood memories when she was still living in Vietnam. She also...

Interviewing my Grandma

My grandmother came from a rough childhood during a harsh time, which taught her to appreciate her freedom in the U.S. more. She’s been taught to help others through the faithful humanity shown to her in her beginning journey into...

Asking my mom about her wedding and learning more about customs we don’t practice anymore

My mom and I talk about how she met my dad, her wedding day, and how life was different in a foreign country that was under communist rule.

A Non Hitchhiker’s (my Mom’s) Guide to the Galaxy

I interview my mother on a variety of different topics, ranging from the fall of Communism to ramen noodles.

Gregory and his grandfather, Vladimir, talk about growing up in communist Russia.

Gregory learns more about Vladimir’s childhood and his life in Russia. He also learns about his time in Israel and any advice he has for future generations.

Vietnam War
October 28, 2018 App Interview

In this interview we talked about John French’s experiences in the Vietnam War.

Straight Outta Vietnam: (My Dad Terry’s Journey: Starting From Vietnam to Immigrating to The United States)

An interview with my dad Terry Bach, on his life from communist Vietnam to the United States and also discusses his career.

Straight Outta Vietnam: (My Aunt Kim’s Journey: Starting From Vietnam to Immigrating to The United States)

An interview with my aunt Kim Bach, on her life from communist Vietnam to the United States and also discusses family and work ethic.

Nasi Gogova-Cold war

Talks about her life in small village of khardzali under communism and soviet influence

Cold War interview w/ Dad

I interviewed my dad about communism life in the 80s and 90s and how he escaped to America.