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Corinna Currier (51) talks to her friend, coworker, and former Girl Scout member, Olivia Garcia (19), about what it was like growing up in East Germany, her memories from the day the Berlin Wall came down, and how she came...
Allison Leigh Cleveland (61) tells her colleague Angela Meyers (42) about her experiences in the army during the Cold War doing military intelligence and guard duty in Germany. She also describes witnessing the fall of the Berlin Wall on her...
Steve Desroches (47) and Darrin Shaffer (53) talk about international exchange and in particular the year of high school Shaffer spent in Denmark.
John grew up in Hungary till the age of 14 then escaped into communist east Germany where he spent a few years working in the mines then escaped to west German where he lived for a couple years before moving...
Andrea Croley [no age given] tells her friend, Kathleen O'Dell [no age given] about her family's experience of the Bombing of Dresden, immigrating to Missouri as a child, and how her family history and personal experiences inform her condemnation of...
Finishing johns story of his life living in a communist country and his journey of escaping to west Germany
Brigitte Brown (75) talks about being a child in Germany during World War II. She escaped to Czechoslovakia and then was adopted. Her uncle reunited her with her family after the war, and she escaped to West Germany as a...
Friends Maria Thrän [no age given] and Seph Itz [no age given] speak about cultural differences between the United States and Germany, life experiences, art, and oral history.
I interview my mother about her experience raising her younger siblings after her parents were imprisoned by the East German government. This is a story of strength, perseverance, and overcoming extreme adversity while remaining true to her family and herself.
Terrence "Terry" Walker (85) described to his friend Janice Peterson (79) the sinking of the MV Wilhelm Gustloff during World War II and the survival of a family whose daughter became his wife.