Frieda Thompson & Susan Leitch

Frieda was nine yrs-old when the war broke out. Her family tried to get out of Germany, but were stopped by the gestapo. Her father was sent to a camp and killed, but she and her mother and brothers escaped...

Journey from Vietnam to America

My mom, Kim Henderson, escaped Vietnam at the young age of 21. She went through dangerous situations in order to become the successful women I know and love.

Bompa’s WW2 story

This interview tells my grandfathers experience during WW2 and having to escape from the Germans by bicycle.

Les & Susan Cooper

Les and his family had many narrow escapes from the Nazis during the war and they eventually managed to escape across the boarder to Austria from Hungary. They had to live in a camp for a few months before they...

A Stranger in America

The interview took place in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey on December 3, 2017. I chose to interview my dad, Kenny Phung, 48, because he always leaves an impact on my life every single day. My parents are divorced and...

Postwar Vietnam

My mother, Dana (Binh) Le talks about her experiences growing up in postwar Vietnam and how her mother provided for her family of 9 to get by while my grandfather was put away in reeducation camp, and later escaped from...

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Philip Hellreich and Miriam Hellreich

Philip Hellreich [no age given] shares a conversation with his spouse, Miriam Hellreich [no age given], about his parents and his father’s side of the family escaping Austria during the Holocaust. He talks about the miracles that helped them escape,...

Escaping Turmoil in the Chaos of War: The Story of a Vietnamese Immigrant

In this interview done on April 20, 2019, Patricia Tran (20) interviews her mother (60) about her life in Vietnam during the Vietnam War and her journey in fleeing and adapting to the United States and its culture. Thuy Nguyen...

Leaving Vietnam

I interviewed my father about what life was like in Vietnam and how and why he escaped.

My dad’s life

In this interview, my dad talked about how he came to the U.S, and what life was like after he came.

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Simone Hoa T. Nguyen, Rosette Nguyen, and Rosa Nario

Rosette Nguyen (44) and Rosa Nario (49) interview their mother, Simone Hoa T. Nguyen (75), about how she escaped Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon. Simone talks about what life was like after the Fall, posing in a false marriage...

Mireille Lister & Annette Weinberg

Mireille's family was living a very nice life in Brussels, Belgium when the Nazis swept through Europe. Her father had a successful business making outerwear and when the Nazis got to Brussels, they commandeered the factory, keeping him on to...