History

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

Neil Morrow MD

Dr. Neil Morrow – Working in his Father’s Pharmacy During The Great Depression

Dr. Neil Morrow shares what his childhood was like during the end of the Great Depression and living in his father’s pharmacy. CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on how he doesn’t believe children today are allowed to make mistakes like they were able to in his day in the General Subjects and Everyday…

Max Edward Tonkon

Max Edward Tonkon – Jackie Kennedy’s Hat

Max Tonkon kept a hat just like Jackie Kennedy’s on his credenza. In this video he talks about the Priest involved with President Kennedy’s last rights. 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

Louise Buchter

Louise Buchter – JFK on TV

Louise talks about watching the JFK assassination on TV while having lunch with her mother. CLICK HERE to watch Louise’s full Oral History.

Dottie Winchester

Dottie Winchester – Married to an Auschwitz Liberator

Dottie Winchester talks about her husband, Rush, who 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

Ty Bronchetti

Ty Bronchetti – Nixon Resignation

Ty Bronchetti remembers the day President Nixon resigned. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Robert Kennard

Robert Kennard – The Radio and Television

Robert talks about the greatest inventions of his time. CLICK HERE to see Robert’s Short Story where he narrowly escaped a drowning accident when growing up in Ohio in the General Subjects and Everyday Life Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about an unlikely event that almost ended his military career in the WWII…

I Survived Doc - Marian

The Holocaust Compilation

https://s3.amazonaws.com/lwf/uploads/_Compilations/Holocaust_12-17-15.mp4 Edited 2015

Sarah Yarrin

Sarah Yarrin – Doctor for Kennedy

Sarah Yarrin and her husband were in a doctor’s office when the nurse informed the doctor he was needed to attend to President Kennedy who had just been shot. 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

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

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 her Short Story about watching JFK’s assassination live on TV in the Kennedy Presidency…

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 see Dorothy’s Short Story about the moon landing and JFK’s Assassination in the Kennedy Presidency and the 60s/70s Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Edna Purcell Bridges

Edna Purcell Bridges – Working for the first American Computer Inventor

Edna Purcell Bridges talks about working for the first American computer developer. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

David Romanik

David Romanik – Modern Inventions

  David Romanik talks about modern inventions that he saw change the world. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Wanda Pospahala

Wanda Pospahala – Milk Restrictions

Wanda Pospahala remembers how difficult the Great Depression was and how certain common goods had to be rationed in specific ways. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Gigi McWhirter

Mary Gene “Gigi” McWhirter – Corner Stores

Gigi McWhirter talks about the difference in prices during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Allie Jene Barksdale

Allie Jene Barksdale – Amazing Moments

Allie talks about the Kennedy assassination, moon landing, and other impactful events throughout her life. CLICK HERE to see Allie’s Short Story about leaving cards in the window for the Ice Man, in the General Subjects & Everyday Life Category! CLICK HERE to watch her 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

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 and being shot if you didn’t keep up while walking. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Reverend Wilson Canafax

Wilson Canafax – First soldier in Buchenwald

Reverend Wilson Canafax was a chaplain with the US Army at the end of the war in Germany and was the first US soldier to enter the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. 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

Tony Berry – Overcoming Segregation

Tony Berry talks about growing up with everything being segregated, from movie theaters and water fountains to hospitals and cemeteries. He remembers having to order his food with his mom and leave the store since they were not allowed to sit in the many empty seats. Growing up segregated gave him an inferiority complex and…

JFK

President Kennedy Compilation

https://s3.amazonaws.com/lwf/uploads/_Compilations/JFK_12-17-15.mp4 Edited in 2015