My Mom’s journey from Russia to LA

Imagine flying over 6,000 miles, to the other side of the globe and settling in a place you know very little about. This might sound scary to a lot of people. Some people don’t like traveling with little kids because...

From the Soviet Union to America – a story of hard work and a good amount of luck

In this interview, I discuss with my father his immigration experience from the Soviet Union to the United States. As a jew living in the Soviet Union, he saw limited opportunities and knew he needed to get out. He describes...

My Mom Remembers Her Parents

In this interview, my mom reflects on her life. She also reminisces on her father.

Joking Around With Papa Jack.

Papa Jack talks about his family from Russia who immigrated to America 1920.

Interview with Almita Vamos

I interviewed my grandmother Almita Vamos about her mother’s (my great grandmother) escape from Czarist Russia. A fascinating story about the inspirational and driven Rose Hyman.

Podcast 1

This is an interview about someone who was born in Russia and moved to the US at a crucial age

Learning about Natasha

As a class project I had the pleasure of interviewing Natasha and I learned about her and her life that I would have never know unless I was close with Natasha which I wasn’t but I know much more now.

Maddey O’Connell and Alex Burton talk about his Adoption journey.

In this interview, conducted in November 2016 in Elgin, IL, Maddey O’Connell (16) interviewed her friend, Alex Burton (18) about his adoption journey from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy Russia. Alex shares his family story behind his adoption and his connection to his grandfather...

Russia Threat and California Childhood

In cold night of November 28, 2018, my two beloved grandparents had the opportunity to tell me about their past and what not. I, Will Meadows (18), questioned Tanya Black (72) and Hollis Black (75). Both them tell their thoughts...

Interview With My Mom – Climbing Hills in Russia

My mom used to live in Russia, and she and her family would visit a small town during the summer. She and her cousins would get up to crazy things, which she tells me about here.

Getting to know Alex

Where Alex is from and what she likes about living here

Rebecca Skolnick

Rebecca and I discussing her ethnicity, her career & her goals in life

Yuri Ivankov: My Secret Changed Everything
February 24, 2019 App Interview

Yuri was deployed to Ukraine, being part of the Russian Military Police. After deployment his secret got out, which effected the way he was treated for the rest of the deployment.

Interview with max stingle

This was an interview with max stingle. He is from Russia

30 years archived

Tamara comes to StoryCorps to remember her grandparents and her late husband Iosef

Through War and Peace- Primary Source Of Hungary’s most turbulent years

“It is a lovely thing to live with courage and to die leaving behind an everlasting renown.”- Alexander the Great. This is precisely what every Hungarian man, woman, and child thought at 4:00 on October 23, 1956 when the Soviets...

Interview with Raul Garai

In this interview we talk about what has happend in Raul's life and what has made him the person he is. Being a parent and a husband also comes up in his life story, and he learns lessons he would...