Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

This is an interview with my father, who was born and grew up in Poland while it was under authoritarian rule by the Soviet Union.

My Nana's Experiences While Coming to America

In this interview, my Nana and I talk about her childhood in Hungary and her experiences coming to America amidst The Hungarian Revolution.

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Stan Young, Dana French, and Vinh Ngo

Colleagues Stan Young (63) and Captain Dana French (84) remember the day when they rescued 262 Vietnamese refugees, including Vinh Ngo (67), and invited them onboard the USS Robinson. Vinh talks about Communist Vietnam and the life he was able...

Ed Dunn – a former Marine in the late 1950’s.

A brief interview with Ed Dunn, a Marine in the late 1950’s. Within our conversation, we discussed where he was stationed, life for him as a Marine, segregation, and how the Marines shaped him as a person and how he...

Cold War interview w/ Dad

I interviewed my dad about communism life in the 80s and 90s and how he escaped to America.

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Teri Marton and Terry Quinn

Teri Marton (82) shares her experiences in and escape from Hungary during WWII with her friend and neighbor Terry Quinn (66).

Maddy Shearer interviews Beatrice Peterson about International Traveling and Living during the Cold War

Beatrice Peterson recalls her experiences traveling with the American military during the midst of the Cold War to locations like Vietnam, Cambodia, Germany, and Romania while being interviewed by her granddaughter, Maddy Shearer on May 14th, 2022. She details how...

Straight Outta Vietnam: (My Aunt Kim’s Journey: Starting From Vietnam to Immigrating to The United States)

An interview with my aunt Kim Bach, on her life from communist Vietnam to the United States and also discusses family and work ethic.

Shannon 5/20/19

In this interview, Erin interviews her mother about growing up in a religious family in Greeley and the time culture shock she experienced when she moved to Baltimore for college. Her mother shared stories about her travels to Mexico and...

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...

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.

Born in Communism, Lived in Socialism, Moved to Capitalism

I talked to my mother about her childhood and growing up in communist Yugoslavia.

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Trinh Jones and Tim Jones

Spouses, Trinh Jones (59) and Tim Jones (58), talk about their contrasting childhoods in Saigon, Vietnam and Troy, Missouri, as well as the shared values that bring them together. They also reminisce about their early relationship, raising their two sons,...

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Sally Gilbert and Jeri Thompson

One Small Step conversation partners Sally Gilbert (67) and Jeri Thompson (63) discuss their shared experiences growing up in the South, raising children, and reckoning with their race. They reflect on their generational connection and their hopes for the future.

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...

Growing up in Maoist China

My mom grew up in China during the Great Leap Forward. In this interview I ask about her experiences growing up there.