History

Richard Aston

Richard Aston – Early Automation

Richard Describes how early automation technology affected his bakery business. CLICK HERE to watch as Richard gives a new meaning to “child care”, defines “farmed out” and discusses the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch as Richard’s Short Story about going to the Movie Theater to watch Newsreels during WWII, in the WWII – Europe…

Bill Ragan – Lunar Module in 1969 Moon Landing

Bill Ragan’s father worked in the design field of the Lunar Module which took part in the 1969 moon landing.   CLICK HERE to see the full oral history! Bill’s father worked on the lunar module that landed on the moon in 1969!

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

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

Desmond Fuller

Desmond Fuller – Childhood During The Great Depression

Desmond Fuller talks about his difficult childhood during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Eli Davidsohn

Eli Davidsohn – Escaping The Holocaust

Eli’s family was lucky enough to be able to escape from Germany in 1936 to Bolivia, but it was not easy. CLICK HERE to see Eli’s Short Story on being a young boy during the Bolivian Revolution of 1956 in the General Military Experience Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about working for…

Jeanne Gould

Jeanne Gould – Inventor of the Battery Charger

Jeanne Gould hosted a domestic exchange student whose father invented the battery charger. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Norred

Bill Norred – Family’s Car Showroom

Bill Norred’s family owned a car dealership that only had one car on the showroom floor. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Mitchell Jones

Mitchell Jones – Segregated Trolley

Mitchell Jones’s father operated a trolley during the time of segregation. 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 see Al’s Short Story about his brother who was captured by the SS at the Battle of the Bulge, in the WWII – Europe and at Home Category! CLICK HERE to watch the…

Aron Vigushin

Aron Vigushin – Lee Harvey Oswald

Aron Vigushin knew Lee Harvey Oswald in Russia. 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…

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…

Richard Redden – JFK and 9/11

Rick talks about being the new kid in school right after the Kennedy assassination, seeing Lee Harvey Oswald’s killing live on TV, and how he remembers 9/11. CLICK HERE to see Rick’s full Oral History! CLICK HERE to see Rick’s Oral History discussing the meaning of Service and Sacrifice to our nation.

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 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

Tina Israel

Tina Israel – JFK Assassination Impact

Tina Israel recounts the tragedy of President Kennedy’s assassination and the impact she felt. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Emma Jean Layl

Emma Jean Layl – Growing Up During the Great Depression

Emma Jean Layl talks about what it was like growing up during the Great Depression. She recalls calling people “tramps” which back then meant people who go house to house begging to work for food. 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

Milka Miki Snediker

Milka Snediker – Occupied Vienna

Milka describes what life was like under the occupation of Vienna during WWII. CLICK HERE to see Milka’s Short Story on living in a concentration camp under the German Occupation in The Holocaust Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Richard Aston

Richard Aston – Child Care

Richard Aston gives a new meaning to “child care”, defines “farmed out” and discusses the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch as Richard’s Short Story about going to the Movie Theater to watch Newsreels during WWII, in the WWII – Europe and at Home category! CLICK HERE to watch Richard’s Short Story about how automation…

Emma Jean Layl

Emma Jean Layl – Telephones

Emma Jean Layl talks about the first phones she had growing up. Party Lines were widely used at this time which is a local loop telephone circuit that is shared by multiple telephone service subscribers. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Prindible

Bill Prindible – George Bush Before he Became a President

Bill Prindible recalls the time he met George Bush during his time working at a drone company called Zapata prior to becoming President of the United States. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Carol Alkek

Carol Alkek – Teacher During JFK Assassination

Carol Alkek was teaching a class when they learned President Kennedy had been assassinated. 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