History

Duane Landa

Duane Landa – Technology Since Apollo Missions

Duane talks about how much technology has changed since the Apollo Missions, and compares it to his service in the space program. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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

Liffort Hobley

Liffort Hobley – 1800’s Landowner

Liffort Hobley’s grandfather was a landowner in Louisiana in the 1800s. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Burt Einspruch

Dr. Burt Einspruch – Medical Advancements

Dr. Burt Einspruch talks about tranquilizers and hallucinogens and safer drugs eliminated psychotherapy, insulin therapy and electroshock therapy. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Terry Teitelbaum

Terry Teitelbaum – Baseball Cards

Terry talks about his favorite New York Yankee players & collecting baseball cards growing up. CLICK HERE to see Terry’s Short Story about a special game of marbles that he played as a child in the General Subjects and Everyday Life Category! CLICK HERE to see 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…

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

Bill Krisher

Bill Krisher – Remembering the Assassination of JFK

Bill Krisher recalls the day President Kennedy was assassination. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Glenn Ison – Witnessing A Hydrogen Bomb Explosion

Glenn Ison part of the Strategic Air Command where he was assigned to a B-50 as a tail gunner during the Cold War. Glenn witnessed a 6.9 megaton H Bomb explosion from a distance of 25 miles and an altitude of 20,000 feet. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Raymond Bass

Raymond Bass – Greatest Inventions

Raymond sums up his life through great inventions. 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 family struggles during The Great Depression in The Great Depression Category! CLICK HERE to see his…

Sydelle Schectman

Sydelle Schedctmen – Nazi Killing Squad

Sydelle Schectmen’s grandmother was shot by a Nazi killing squad in Belarus, Russia. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Margaret Hopkovitz

Margaret Hopkovitz – Bergen Belsen

Margaret Hopkovitz was transferred from Auschwitz to Bergen Belsen where she stole two potatoes in order to feed herself and her sister.  She talks about the meals given during her imprisonment and what she had to do while working in the kitchen there. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

June Sachs

June Sachs – President Roosevelt

June Sachs’ father welcomed President Roosevelt to their hometown of Wichita Falls. 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

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…

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

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

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

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

Allan Cantor – Kent State Shooting of 1970

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

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

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

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

Myron Ball

Myron Ball – First use of Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Myron Ball talks about using electric waves on patients as an anti-inflammatory before Butazolidin came out. 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 the Full Oral History.