History

Orville Rogers

Orville Rogers – On 24/7 Call To Drop An Atomic Bomb On Moscow

As a Strategic Command pilot Orville’s assignment was to drop  nuclear bomb on Moscow if war broke out. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Mimi Arnoff

Mimi Aronoff – Jack Ruby

Mimi Arnoff saw Jack Ruby on the day that President Kennedy was shot. A couple of days later, Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Larry Mallory

Larry Mallory – Faulkner’s Plantation

Larry Mallory’s grandmother grew up on William Faulkner’s plantation. Faulkner’s daughter would teach the slave camp how to read. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Irwin Grossman

Irwin Grossman – After JFK’s Assassination

Irwin Grossman received the cold shoulder when he said he was from Dallas after the assassination of JFK. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Robert Rege

Robert Rege – Eating During The Great Depression

Robert talks about what it was like for his family during The Great Depression to Find Food. CLICK HERE to see Robert’s Short Story where he discusses what it was like being a lab assistant that was trying to develop paint that was undetectable by infrared for the Navy in the General Subjects and Everyday…

Sol Weinberger - Part II

Sol Weinberger – Trip to America

Sol talks about his trip from Hamburg to the United States during The Holocaust and how he and his brother would provide entertainment to the passengers to keep things light. CLICK HERE to see Sol’s Short Story on the Nazi’s first target in The Holocaust Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on how his…

Stanley Feld

Dr. Stanley Feld – JFK Shooting News

Dr. Stanley Feld was working with a 28 year old heart attack victim when he heard about President Kennedy being shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Sol Weinberger - Part II

Sol Weinberger – The Nazi’s First Target

Sol talks about how the Nazi’s first target was the communist before turning their attention to the Jewish people. CLICK HERE to see Sol’s Short Story on how his cousins almost made it to the United States at the beginning of the Holocaust, but ultimately ended up in Auschwitz in The Holocaust Category! CLICK HERE to…

Bob Northington

Bob Northington – First Television Set

Bob Northington talks about what it was like to get his first TV. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Colonel Bob Bullock

Colonel Bob Bullock – Next Door Neighbor Nixon

Colonel Bob Bullock and his family lived next door to the Congressman Richard Nixon, who later became President. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jay Beck MD

Jay Beck, MD – Ice-Box

Jay Beck talks about his grandmother refusing to buy or allowing the family to buy her a refrigerator, since her Ice-Box worked just fine.     CLICK HERE to see Jay’s story about where he was when Pearl Harbor was attacked and some of the changes the nation experienced in the Short Story- WWII-In The…

Ann Kahn

Ann Kahn – Dallas Native in Conneticut

Ann Kahn was a proud Dallas native living in Connecticut when President Kennedy was assassinated; and she felt the backlash from the event. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Donald Halsey

Donald Halsey – Nixon’s Plane

  Donald Halsey designed the interior of President Nixon’s airplane in Air Force 1. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Raymond Bass

Raymond Bass – Family Struggles During The Great Depression

Raymond talks about various struggles his family experienced during The Great Depression. CLICK HERE to see Raymond’s Short Story where he shares a scary moment in WWII in our Short Story WWII-Europe and at Home Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about his grandparents coming from Czechoslovakia to join the land rush in Oklahoma…

Bob Warren

Bob Warren – Farming for Food During Great Depression

Bob Warren talks about how his family got their food during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Raymond Lambert

Raymond Lambert – JFK and Dallas

Raymond Lambert talks about President Kennedy’s assassination and the effect it had on Dallas. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Dorothy Willingham

Dorothy Willingham – Growing Up During the Great Depression

Dorothy Willingham talks about what it was like growing up during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Elsie Hayes

Elsie Hayes – Brazil Reaction to JFK

Elsie Hayes recounts the reaction in Brazil to the news of President Kennedy’s assassination. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Margaret Hopkovitz

Margaret Hopkovitz – Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwitz

Margaret Hopkovitz talks about being taken from her parents before never seeing them again and her experiences in Auschwitz. She also encountered Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwitz. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jerry Kasten

Jerry Kasten – Interviewing LBJ

Jerry Kasten attempted to interview Senator Lyndon Johnson and US House Speaker Sam Rayburn. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jeremy Butler – Michelle Obama

Jeremy Butler discusses his wife working for First Lady Michelle Obama and meeting President Obama.   CLICK HERE to see Jeremy’s Short Story about being deployed to the Middle East right before the decision to invade Iraq! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about living through the COVID-19 Pandemic! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on…

Pauline Barr

Pauline Barr – Electricity and The Radio

Pauline Barr talks about getting electricity in their home for the first time and playing with the radio as a child. CLICK HERE to see her Short Story on getting the telephone in the Great Inventions Category! CLICK HERE to see the Full Oral History.

Mark Jacobs

Mark Jacobs – Father’s Story

Mark Jacobs relates his father’s story of surviving the Holocaust. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Renate Kahn

Renate Kahn – Eyewitness to Kristallnacht

Renate Kahn grew up in Germany where she experienced antisemitism from teachers, parents, and other kids. She was an eyewitness to Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass when Jewish owned business were ransacked. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Aron Vigushin

Aron Vigushin – Lee Harvey Oswald

Aron Vigushin knew Lee Harvey Oswald in Russia. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History