Escaping from the Nazis

“My grandmother didn’t want to leave, and my mother, very bravely at age 24 went back to Prague and got her mother and her younger sister Mimi out of Prague with great difficulty… on the last train before Hitler marched...

Seymour “Sy” Reitman tells the story of his World War II experience in the battle of “The Bridge at Remagen", Germany.

In March of 1945 Remagen was the last bridge standing across the Rhine, all the others having been destroyed by German forces. A pivotal World War II event, the battle to protect the bridge from destruction by German forces allowed...

Family Interview iii

This is my dads side of the family’s story how how they came to America and what happened.

Christmas memories from Germany shared with a friend.

Christmas celebration memories of Germany in 1935-1940 from 85-year-old U.S. immigrant.

Life in North Dakota

My grandfather is from Germany before moving to North Dakota. He’s been a farmer, a trucker, a father, and a grandfather.

Thanksgiving Interview

I interviewed my grandmother who grew up in Germany and currently lives in Houston, Texas.

An interview with my step father.

In this interview my stepfather and I talked about his past with his family. We also discuss how and when his ancestors came in from Germany. We mostly talked about his time in the military and what happened there.

An Interview with Mom

My Mom is Brigitta Woodward, born and raised in Kalrsruhe, Germany, and 59 years young. My parents married in Germany when my mom was 32, and she left her life there to move to upstate New York with my siblings...

A tragedy’s tole on family and development.

Nazi Germany isn’t the best place to establish a healthy relationship with your kids. This interview dives in depth on Justin Herz’s relationship with his dad, Frank Herz, and how that was directly affected by his grandfather’s, Kurt Herz, relationship...

Sophie Dalfonzo and her grandmother Pearl Siegel talk about Pearl’s life as an immigrant living in America.

In this interview, conducted on November 26, 2017 in Middletown, New Jersey, Sophie Dalfonzo (14) interviews her grandmother Pearl Siegel (70) about her life story. Ms. Siegel talks about how her family traveled from Poland to Germany to America and...

Thorne and Ulrike

I did an interview with my neighbor, Ulrike from Germany.

Decisions and Luck- leaving Germany in 1937.

86 and 90 year old siblings, Max and Sonja reflect on their families’ choices and character as they recall their immigration from Germany to the United States in 1937.

Long distance call with Grandma Morgan and her granddaughter Isabel Milla

An interview takes place between Isabel Milla and her grandma, Kay Morgan. The interview is over a long distance call between McKinney, TX and Ponca City, OK. They chat about Grandma Morgan’s childhood and her experiences. Her love for family...