The Adventures of a Japanese American: Hiroshi Hamada (1935 to Present 2017)

Hiroshi Hamada tells about his adventures as a young boy throughout his families’ struggles during World War II and his experiences as an adult.

The life stories of Kitzi Ball

“Family is Family” these are the words of Kitzi Ball. To her, family means everything. She goes out of her way to please her family and to spend time with them. She stands up for what she believes in and...

Living in Late and post war Europe and immigrating to the U.S.

This is the story of how life was for her and her family during late and post World War Two.

Hanging with Pop on a Saturday evening!

We chatted about life in the 1930’s from childhood memories of schooldays, ballfields and old radio shows, onto the declaration of war over the airwaves on Dec. 8th,1941. Memories of Grandpa and his athleticism and meeting Grandma at Stiehl’s..

World War II Veteran Interview
November 24, 2017 App Interview

I interviewed my dad who was in the Navy during World War II. He enlisted when he was 17 years old. We talked about why he joined, what his duties were,where he was stationed & life after the military.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

I talked with my great grandmother about her past and her adventures in Europe and the US.

Grandma’s Stories

This is an interview for a class project done with my grandmother about her life story

Evacuating from Ukraine – June 1941
November 9, 2020 App Interview

Memory of the evacuation from Ukraine during the start of WW2.

Interview with Nanny

An interview between my grandma and I, discussing her life and many interesting stories. I learned about her father’s role in WWII and what it was like for her growing up.

Safe In The War

My great grandmother was a dental assistant in World War II and talks about her experiences and how hectic or normal things could be. She talks about the different people she knew and the different things she learned.

LHP Interview

For my Living History Project, I interviewed my grandma about her family’s experiences during the Holocaust: from growing up in a Siberian labor camp to immigrating to the United States.

Dad and Eggs

My Dad talking about post war rationing in England

My interview with grandma

My grandma has lived through so much history at 90 years old. She has lived in Brooklyn, NY her entire life. I’ve learned so much from her. In this interview she shares stories of her youth, her life and her...

Grandma Vitale – 7/8/16

Grandma Margaret Vitale talks about the Great Depression, meeting her husband, life during and after WWII.

Memories of a teenager in war time and an ancestor of the pilgrims at Thanksgiving

I interviewed my 87 year old grandfather at Thanksgiving, right after the birth of my daughter - his first great grandchild. We discussed his memories of volunteering as a teenager in World War II efforts on the home front, his...

The World War 2 War Effort and Rosie the Riveter

In this interview, conducted on November 25th 2018, Ann Martin Richardson (16) interviews her great aunt, Jackie Ramsbacher (92), about growing up during the Great Depression, her time in the WW2 war effort, and being a Rosie the Riveter.

Be Brilliant But Humble

This interview discusses my grandmother's life, from growing up in World War II, to living in Japan, to living in Germany during the Cold War, and to being a mother to 5 children and 10 grandchildren.

Living History

This is my great aunt and uncle speaking about his father’s participation at Bletchley Park during WWII.

The career reflections of a centenarian

My 100-year-old grandfather’s reflections on his education and career in chemical engineering—before and after WWII.