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

Robert “Bob” Applebaum – Holocaust Losses

Bob Applebaum’s mother and father survived Auschwitz, but most of his aunts and uncles did not. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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!

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

Michael Gundy

Michael Gundy – Bush Inauguration

Michael Gundy went to President George W. Bush’s Inauguration and visited the White House 5 other times. CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about the Dreams he had while he was coming out of a coma and a funny experience he had in the General Subjects and Everyday Life Category! CLICK HERE to watch 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

Margery Nudelman Karpel

Margery Nudelman Karpel – 1950’s Segregation

Margey Karpel first witnessed segregation in the early 1950’s as a new bride in Dallas, TX. 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…

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

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

Cosette Cosy Parker

Cosette “Cosy” Parker – Tennessee Great Depression

Cosy Parker recalls growing up during the Great Depression in Tennessee. 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

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…

Lenore Farber 2

Lenore Farber – Family Housing in the Great Depression

Lenore Farber talks about how family had to share space during the Great Depression, any way they could. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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

George Field

George Field – Car Air Conditioning

George Field remembers his first car in Uvalde, TX that had an aftermarket air conditioner. He also talks about his unsuccessful attempts at providing air conditioning in his family’s car. 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…

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

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 see Bob’s Short Story on losing his house during The Great Depression in The Great Depression Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on when he flew actress Martha Rae on a tour to…

Lenore Farber Part 2

Lenore Farber – Child During the Depression

Lenore Farber talks about how a child’s experience of the Great Depression was much different than an adults. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Milka Miki Snediker

Milka “Miki” Snediker – German Occupation

Miki Snediker lived in Belgrade when the Germans invaded and was sent back to Austria where she was picked up by the German’s and forced into a concentration camp. She was freed just before the Russians invaded. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Charlene Mallory Turner – Hangings in the 1930’s

Charlene describes what happened when she was forced to view hanging bodies in her town of Oxman, Mississippi. Click HERE to watch Charlene’s Featured Short about what life was like when your mother owned a one woman school house in the 1930’s. Click HERE to watch Cherlene’s full Oral History

Joe Applewhite

Joe Applewhite – Sharecropping

Joe Applewhite discusses his grandfather who took part in the start of Sharecropping after the Civil War. Joe also talks about his great-grandfather who was a Captain in the Civil War until he was petitioned out. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History CLICK HERE to see Joe’s Short Story about his near-death experience…

Steve Cotton

Steve Cotton – President Reagan

Steve Cotton was working on Capitol Hill the day President Reagan was shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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