History

Dorothy Willingham

Dorothy Willingham – Looking to the Stars

Dorothy talks about the moon landing and JFK’s Assassination. CLICK HERE to see Dorothy’s Short Story on growing up in The Great Depression in the Great Depression Category! 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

Herb Weitzman

Herb Weitzman – Motorcade Route

Herb Weitzman was standing along the motorcade route when he learned that President Kennedy had been shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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Al Davis – Integration in 1960’s Football

Al Davis went to a segregated school until 1963-64 when a quarter back from the other schools recruited him.   Click HERE to see Al’s full Oral History!

Hurles Scales

Hurles Scales – Forced Integration

Hurles Scales was attending Amarillo High School a year before forced integration. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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

Sol Weinberger - Part II

Sol Weinberger – Cousins Nearly Escaped The Holocaust

Sol shares how his cousins went to Switzerland in the summers and almost made it to the United States at the beginning of World War II, but ultimately ended up in Auschwitz. 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…

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…

Julius Red Coleman

Julius “Red” Coleman – Many Presidents

Julius “Red” Coleman talks about the many Presidents that he knew. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Merle Hacker

Merle Hacker – Family War History

Merle Hacker’s mother’s father was in the Russia-China War, her grandmother, her aunt, and uncle suffered in the Holocaust. Her father and his brothers later built a chain of supermarkets. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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

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

Bill Ragan – Building a Glider in 1930

Bill’s father, an engineer, built a working glider himself shortly after Wilbur and Orville in 1930.   CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Rex Crowell

Rex Crowell – Banks of the Great Depression

Rex Crowell talks about what happened to the banks during the Great Depression and how they affected his father. 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 see Milka’s Short Story about what it was like to live in occupied Vienna in…

Jack Bradshaw

Jack Bradshaw – Stockbroker Father During the Great Depression

Jack’s father was a stockbroker during the Great Depression and even saved his company from a scam that almost sunk their company. CLICK HERE to see Jack Bradshaw’s Short Story on the Civil War in the Civil War Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about joining the British Royal Air Force in the WWII –…

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…

Sharre Landa

Sharre Landa – Praying for JFK

Sharre describes what it was like when the staff at the school she was working at came on the announcements and told them JFK had been assassinated, and her memories of planes flying low over Albuquerque on 9/11. CLICK HERE to see her full Oral History!

Ruth Evans

Ruth Evans – JFK, John Glenn, Moon Landing, and 9/11

Ruth talks about the most impactful moments in her life, from JFK, to John Glenn, to the 1969 Moon Landing, to 9/11. CLICK HERE to see Ruth’s Short Story about the time her husband was sent on a suicide mission in the WWII – In the Pacific Category! CLICK HERE to see her full Oral…

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The Holocaust Compilation

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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.

Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer – Tales of the Great Depression

Larry Kramer’s father, who worked as a book keeper in New York City, told him stories about the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Paul Harris

Paul Harris – Impact of JFK’s Assassination

Paul talks about the impact JFK’s assassination had on his life, including being asked for a comment by a young reporter from Boston. CLICK HERE to see Paul’s 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

Bill Binder

Bill Binder – Father Worked with Thomas Edison

Bill Binder’s father invented the blender and worked with Thomas Edison. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History