The Szul Family

In this interview, I had a long conversation with my mom on our family immigration from Poland. We talk about how she had to learn English, our polish heritage, and how our life is now.

Collete’s more than just a neighbor, she’s family

Collete is a strong 75 year old women who adores her family and neighbors. She had a fun and adventurous childhood but there were some twist and turns. She grew up in Chicago and later moved to the Eastside, life...

Trudy Lovell Holocaust Interview

Trudy Lovell, 98 years old, talked about her experience during the Holocaust and her time spent at a concentration camp and her life after that.

Moms Childhood in Poland

My mother and I talk about what it’s like to grow up in Poland.

Marian Owsianski talks about his childhood and moving to the U.S.

In this interview, conducted on November 2017 in Whitehall Pennsylvania, Kamil Gjondla (15) interviews Marian Owsianski (51) about his life in Poland and America. Marian Owsianski talks about his adolescent life in Poland and his job experiences. He talks about...

John Guzlowski and Linda Calendrillo

John (66) talks to his wife Linda (62) about his parents who were survivors of Nazi concentration camps, how they migrated to the U.S. and the trauma they faced in their lives.

Megan McCormick and her mother Jennifer McCormick discuss growing up, family traditions, and developing one’s identity.

In this interview, conducted in November 2017 in Gallatin, Tennessee, Megan McCormick (17) interviews her mother Jennifer McCormick (44) about what life was like for her growing up in the 70s as a part of a family with traditions that...

Dylan Caine (16) Asks His Mother, Shelly Pesick-Caine (56), About Her Detroit Youth, Jewish Ancestry, and Worldview

In this interview, conducted on Thanksgiving, 2015 in a suburb of Cleveland, Dylan Caine (16) asks his mother, Shelly Pesick-Caine (56), about her quintessentially American upbringing in the suburbs of Detroit. Born into a caring and hardworking family of six,...

A Father’s journey through Poland’s hardships, and arrival to America.

In this interview, viewers are able to learn about Claudia's dad's experiences, family, and past in both Poland and America. This made Claudia and her dad to connect and strengthen their bond through this interview. In addition based on this...

Edith Hirsch and Arielle Lewis

Edith Hirsch (100) talks with her friend, Arielle Lewis (28), about coming to the United States from Poland with her mother, growing up in the Roseland neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, becoming a teacher and librarian, and her...

Me and babcia

Life growing up in Poland during the 50/60’s, and coming to America.

Nana Honey family memories 1

Nana Honey stories about her parents life in Poland and moving to Boston and NYC

Sharon Strus: Selfless Mother, Former Catholic Nun, & Polka Accordion Star. The story of a life of humble choices & great outcomes.

Sharon's storied life starts in Michigan, shipping off to the convent at age 13, finding herself in her 20s, then marrying a Polish bus driver in her 30s, and starting a new life chapter. Gain the wisdom of a woman...

My mother Margaret Krueger talks about the key points in her early life growing up in communist Poland

In this interview conducted in December 2018 in Plano Texas, Conrad Krueger interviews his mother about her childhood living in communist Poland. A lot of it was talked about was during the end of the Cold War, which included what...

Thanksgiving Interview

During the interview with my grandfather, we spoke a lot about his childhood along with his engagement in the military and the solidarity movement during the 1980’s. We briefly spoke about his marriage along with his personal interests and hobbies...


How the Holocaust affected me even though I was born in Chicago after World War II.