Story Corps Project

I interviewed my father about his early life before he met my mother. He told me of how he left communist Romania and ended up meeting my mother in the end.

Interviewing my mom

I spoke with my mom about my childhood and hers. We also spoke about my future as a mom later in my life.

Tati’s Life Story

I interviewed my dad on his life in Communist Romania, as well as his experience immigrating to the United States!

The Great Thanksgiving Listen with Marilena Tolea

During this interview with my mother, Marilena Tolea, we discussed several different topics. First, she described her childhood in Romania, school, and the impacts of communism. Then, she elaborated on her family, particularly the influences her siblings and her mother...

Povestea celor șapte copii adoptați

Alex impreuna cu sotia lui Nati au 4 copii adoptati iar 3 sunt in proces de adopție. In acest interviu de 30 de minute Alex povestește călătoria adopției și ce a stat în spatele ei.

Dr. Edgar Moran

Edgar was a Holocaust survivor in communist Romania. He talked to me about a close call he had as an Underground agent.

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Salwa Muhammad and Ana Trandatir

Salwa Nur Muhammad (32) and Anan Trandatir (32) reflect on their college experience and the work they have pursued afterwards during their Wellesley College 10th reunion.

Attitude Of Gratitude Sayyed

Overall I asked four questions to the participant, my mom, Judith. She replied to the questions and I recorded it. The first question I asked was what are you thankful for? Next I asked her to tell me about her...

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...

Andreea Soricut and her dad, Radu Soricut, talk about growing up in Romania and coming to the United States.

In this interview, conducted in November 2017 in Manhattan Beach, California, Andreea Soricut (14) interviews her dad, Radu Soricut (44), about his childhood in Romania and how he came to the United States. Mr. Soricut shares early childhood memories, and...

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Sarah Clark and Conor McGlade

Conor McGlade (27) speaks with his fiance Sarah Clark (28) about how they met during a study abroad program in New Zealand, started dating and eventually became engaged in Ireland.

Mom’s history

Mom talks about my childhood and hers as well

Warren Hersch and Marion Blank talk about Sara Sherman Levinson.

For the U.S. Bicentennial, every U.S. state selected 10 women to be included among a list of 500 honored in "Mothers of Achievement," a collection of biographies about women from 1776 to 1976. The book's publication was spearheaded by the...

Tati’s Emigration

Dad Talía about his experience emigrating from communist Romania to the US through Italy and his experience once arriving to America.

Michelle’s story

Hear Mrs. Corsei’s story about her trip from Romania to the United States

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Naomi Benaron and Jean-Paul Genet
August 29, 2019 OSS Hub

Jean-Paul Genet (69) and his OSS conversation partner Naomi Benaron (67) share strong memories of their families' political and cultural backgrounds.

John Lee & Quinn Riddle

Longtime friends, John (41) and Quinn (40), sit to talk about their time in the Peace Corps. How the Peace Corps changed them and the friendships and gifts they received from their time in service.

Interviewing my mom

I just asked my mom questions I was wondering/curious about. I wanted to know more about her past and growing up.