History

Esther Bramnick

Esther Bramnick – Marina Oswald

Esther talks about how she waited on Marina Oswald at the Nieman Marcus department store. She also talks about the Cuban Missile Crisis. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Orville Rogers

Orville Rogers – On 24/7 Call to Drop an Atomic Bomb in Moscow

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

Al Golman

Al Golman – Lee Harvey Oswald’s Death

Al Golman was outside the Dallas Police Station and heard the shots when Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Allan Cantor – Kent State Shooting

Allan Cantor speaks about how he was supposed to go on a blind date with one of the four students who were shot at Kent State. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History

Melvin Waters

Melvin Waters – Bergen Belsen Liberator

Melvin Waters was one of the first liberators to arrive at the Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Margaret Hopkovitz

Margaret Hopkovitz – Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwitz

Margaret Hopkovitz encountered Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwitz. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Charles Alford

Charles Alford – Battle of the Bulge

Charles Alford was in the Battle of the Bulge and was a Liberator. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Norma Apt

Norma Apt – JFK’s Funeral

Norma Apt saw President Kennedy on Veterans Day in 1963 and attended his funeral a few days later. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Nita Mae Tannebaum

Nita Mae Tannebaum – JFK Campaign

Nita Mae Tannebaum campaigned hard for President Kennedy’s election and recalls the day he was assassinated. 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

Marylyn Andrews

Marylyn Andrews – First TV

Marylyn Andrews recalls some of the technological advancements of her time including her first television. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Sam Kogutt

Sam Kogutt – Camp Liberator

Sam Kogutt was a Liberator at Siegen and Flossenburg Concentration Camps. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Margery Nudelman Karpel

Margery Nudelman Karpel – 1950’s Segregation

Margey Karpel first witnessed segregation as a new bride in Dallas, TX in the early 1950s. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jim O'Neill

Jim O’Neill – Meeting Senator JFK

Jim O’Neill recounts meeting President Kennedy when he was still a US Senator, and then later reacting to his assassination. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer – Tales of the Great Depression

Larry Kramer’s father told his about the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Ragan – Glider

CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History. Bill’s father built a working glider himself shortly after Wilbur and Orville!

Dottie Winchester

Dottie Winchester – Married to an Auschwitz Liberator

Dottie Winchester’s husband, Rush, was a Liberator of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp and her relatives lives in East Germany, behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Margaret Hopkovitz

Margaret Hopkovitz – Auschwitz Survivor and Death March

Margaret Hopkovitz was part of the prisoner group that left Auschwitz in 1941 and went on a Death March en-route to other concentration camps. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Ragan – Lunar Module

CLICK HERE to see the full oral history! Bill’s father worked on the lunar module that landed on the moon in 1969!

Colonel Bob Bullock

Colonel Bob Bullock – Father’s Home

Colonel Bob Bullock’s father lost his home during the Great Depression even though he had money in the bank to pay his mortgage. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Reid Heller

Reid Heller – JFK

Reid Heller remembers the Kennedy assassination. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Wilhoit

Bill Wilhoit – President Truman

Bill Wilhoit heard the gun shots fired in an attempt to assassinate President Truman. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Rosellen Utterback

Rosellen Utterback – Coal Miner

Rosellen Utterback’s father was a coal miner during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Phyllis Somer

Phyllis Somer – Eyeglasses Assembly Line

Phyllis Somer’s father pioneered the assembly line production of prescription eyeglasses. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ito Perl

Seinwil “Ito” Perl – JFK Convoy

Ito Perl talks about how he saw JFK go by while he was at work before the President went to Dallas. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History