From East Germany With Love

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.

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.

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...

Communism in Vietnam

An interview for my AP world class about my dad's journey escaping Vietnam and starting a new life after the Communists invaded Vietnam.

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...

Interview with Maria Morier

We talked about communism, what her life has been like and what she desires her future grandchildren will know about her.

Immigration-Anastasia Calkins

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

The Great Thanksgiving listen

During our interview we talked about how Sheron Baratz was in Berlin while Germany was being unified. She talked about what it was like being there during this time period.

Interview with my mother about experiences growing up in the Soviet Union

I interviewed my mother, who is a Ukrainian immigrant from the Soviet Union. Topics discussed included her experience transitioning to American life and Soviet culture

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.

Interview with Lucia Zas (mother)

This interview was in Spanish. It talked about the life my mother, Lucia, had in Cuba. The events that occurred, how her father was a doctor and it was very difficult to leave because he was needed in hospitals.

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...

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.

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.

Raluca Narita and Lucian Narita talk about life experience and coming to America

In this interview, conducted in December 3, 2017, Raluca Narita interviews her father (age 46) about his childhood, immigration to America and life experience in general. Mr. Narita speaks about life in a communist country and his career both in...

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George Rodon and Eduardo Fernandez-Crespi

George Rodon (72) and mentee Eduardo "Eddie" Fernandez-Crespi (39) share thoughts on family, Cuban heritage, how they first met, race relations in Cuba vs U.S. and their view on government systems.