Defecting from Czechoslovakia with Irene Rosen and Kristin Koznarsky

Irene Rosen defected from Czechoslovakia at 11 years old. Her family’s clever escape from the Communist regime showcases the trials and tribulations of immigrants in the 1970’s. She reflects on her experience and elaborates on her unique story.

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Mai Nguyen and Michelle Bui

Michelle Bui (28) asks her mother, Mai Nguyen (63), about her journey from Vietnam to the United States in 1979 and how she felt during that time. Mai also remembers her childhood, the role of religion in her life, and...

Mike Younis and Eneida Laffont talk about Ms. Laffont’s life and about leaving Cuba to the United States.

In this interview, conducted on November 23, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Mike Younis(18) interviews his grandmother, Eneida Laffont (93), about her life, including her childhood, her work life and marriage, and her experience leaving Cuba due to communism. She...

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.

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Martha Bray and Ruth Beers

Sisters Martha Bray (64) and Ruth Beers (77) recall their childhood with two parents who were very politically active and the impact that had on their upbringing.

Who Said What?: Comparing American and Vietnamese Medias and Governments

American college student Annie Phan talks to her father, Dr. Chuong Phan, about the differences and similarities between Communist Vietnamese and Democratic American media. Dr. Phan shares his experiences of growing up during the Vietnam War and what his migration...

Interview with Dad (Bing Wu)

We talked about my dad’s life in China from age 0-18. He was there from 1973-1991.

John my cousin tells about of his history

In this interview, on November 2017 in Wylie, Texas, Cristine Ma interviews her cousin John. He shares his thoughts on life, a bit of his beliefs, and family. John shares intimate details of his grandpa, from living a beautiful life...

Tati’s Emigration

Dad Talía about his experience emigrating from communist Romania to the US through Italy and his experience once arriving to America.

Vietnam War
October 28, 2018 App Interview

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

Interview with my dad

My dad came from a humble beginning and one of his greatest moments in life was holding me when I was born.

Korean Immigration

Keith and Hwa Shim, my grandparents, talk about their experiences with communism, immigrating from North Korea to South Korea to the US.

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Paula Siegel and Terry Hutchison

One Small Step partners Paula Siegel (69) and Terry Hutchison (82) share a conversation about their families, the most influential people in their lives, their work, and their hopes and concerns for the future.

Communist Youth Festival 1962

Adventures of the CIA recruits’ efforts to interrupt the Communist festival in Finland.

Immigration-Anastasia Calkins

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

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...

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.