A Disrupted Childhood

Imagine being 11 years old, fleeing from your country to escape a civil war. Alfonso Campos didn’t have to imagine this, he experienced it. Olivia Campos, his 14 year old daughter, has interviewed him about the early years of his...

Peace and Quiet Turns Into Chaos and Riots

When Jo Ingledew went on a research scholarship to Colombo University in Sri Lanka, she didn’t realize that a trip to study coconut emzymes would be interrupted by the beginning of a civil war lasting 26 years.

An American in Havanna and Then Some

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in New York City, New York, Michael Poplawski (17) interviews his great-uncle John Ambacher (75). John recounts experiences during his stay in Havanna, Cuba, and his first days teaching as a professor. He...

From war to success

How my dad became successful coming from Lebanon during the 1970s civil war

Leonard Interview: Father Son Bonding

We talked about my dad’s past, his personality, and our family’s history!

Back in Portugal

We talked about what it was like for my mom to move to America and leave her family behind.

Sophia Stephen and her grandfather Larry Pirkle discuss his time spent in the Army Reserve and his family heritage

In this interview, which takes place over Thanksgiving break, I interview my grandfather Larry Pirkle about various components of his life. Mr. Pirkle discusses his youth, and growing up in Hueytown, Alabama. After this, he reminisces about his decision to...

Sonia Vela Coming to America

Sonia Vela’s story of her immigration to America from El Salvador.

Life during the Spanish civil war

The experiences of my grandmother during the Spanish civil war and the aftermath.(In Spanish)

Grandad

This is an interview with my grandfather for English class during Thanksgiving break

El Salvador Civil War

This interview was about the experiences and opinions of my parents on the civil war in our home country, El Salvador.

Things from my Uncle’s Life

We talked about my uncle’s childhood. Also, we talked about his military service in his country. About him coming to the United States and How was his journey coming here. Finally, we talked about his life in the United StStates,...

What does it mean to be American?

Well my father was born in England and last week he passed his citizenship exam! So I wanted to ask what it meant for him to become and American.

Life in Sri Lanka

This interview was conducted in Voorheesville, NY and Colombo, Sri Lanka on December 2, 2019. The interviewer was Jayathri Fernando (14), and the subject was Jayanthi, her grandmother (78). Jayanthi describes her childhood in Sri Lanka as well as her...

Growing up in the Dominican Republic

My grandmother, Ana Trina Hernandez, and I talk about her adolescence and growing up poor and under the rule of the dictator Trujillo. On top of that, we talk about how she met her husband and her raising her nine...

Family Is Everything

“I don’t care what people think, I will do anything and everything for my children.” On December 21, 2018, Daisy Salinas talked about her experience of leaving her home in El Salvador to come to the United States. She explains...