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

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.

Larry Mallory

Larry Mallory – Faulkner’s Plantation

Larry Mallory’s grandmother grew up on William Faulkner’s plantation. Faulkner’s daughter would teach the slave camp how to read. CLICK HERE to watch 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

Pauline Barr

Pauline Barr – First Telephone

Pauline Barr talks about the first telephone her family had. CLICK HERE to see her Short Story on her family house getting electricity and using the radio in the Great Inventions Category! 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

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

Marna Brown

Marna Brown – Secret Service Agent Clint Hill

Marna Brown’s brother was friends with the Secret Service Agent, Clint Hill, who jumped onto the back of President Kennedy’s limousine when he was shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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

Marylyn Andrews

Marylyn Andrews – First TV

Marylyn Andrews recalls some of the technological advancements of her time including her first television and a capacitor. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Richard D. Kingsberry – Integrated Schools

  Richard D. Kingsberry describes his experience of attending both a segregated and integrated school and how it felt growing up with everything being seperate. He also talks about students being receptive to the integration but teachers, not so much. CLICK HERE to see Richard’s Short Story about planes that would go missing after launch!…

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

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

Bob Warren

Bob Warren – Childhood Presidents

Bob Warren talks being born during Warren Harding’s presidency and President Hoover coming into office when Republicans were still seen in a negative light. 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

Bill Wilhoit

Bill Wilhoit – President Truman Shooting

Bill Wilhoit heard the gun shots fired in an attempt to assassinate President Truman.CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Kimberly Archie – Differences in Perspectives

Kimberly Archie talks about some of the struggles her father faced while serving in the military including racial segregation among the troops. CLICK HERE to see 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…

David Romanik

David Romanik – Life During the Great Depression

David Romanik recalls how different life used to be during the Great Depression. He talks about using cardboard pieces he found as soles for his shoes, eating others’ scraps, and living in the barber shop his dad worked at. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Art Mueller

Art Mueller – Invention of the Integrated Circuit

Art Mueller roomed with Jack Kilby, the inventor of the integrated chip which plays a huge role in calculators, computers, cell phones, etc. 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

Stanley Feld

Dr. Stanley Feld – JFK Shooting News

Dr. Stanley Feld was working with a 28 year old heart attack victim when he heard about President Kennedy being shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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 –…

Ty Bronchetti

Ty Bronchetti – Nixon Resignation

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

Marian Kestenberg – The Great Escape

Marian Kestenberg was taken to Treblinka for a few months before being transferred to Auschwitz where she made her daring escape on the way to the Death March. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History