History

Esther Bramnick

Esther Bramnick – Marina Oswald and Missile Crisis

Esther talks about how she waited on Marina Oswald at the Nieman Marcus department store. She also talks about the Cuban Missile Crisis. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Peter Vogel

Peter Vogel – Judge Hughes

Peter Vogel’s mother was with Judge Hughes the morning before she would swear in Vice President Johnson after the assassination of President Kennedy. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Rosellen Utterback

Rosellen Utterback – Coal Miner

Rosellen Utterback’s father was a coal miner during the winter and farmer in the summer during the Great Depression. 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

Irene Kogutt

Irene Kogutt – Anniversary Assassination

Irene talks about what happened in the aftermath of the JFK Assassination, which happened on her wedding anniversary! CLICK HERE to see her 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

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

Mitchell Jones

Mitchell Jones – Segregated Trolley

Mitchell Jones’s father operated a trolley during the time of segregation. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Dorothy Skip Winnette

Dorothy ‘Skip’ Winnette – Moving to Dallas After the Assassination

Dorothy talks about the reaction she got when she moved to Dallas after JFK’s assassination. CLICK HERE to see her full Oral History!

Pauline Barr

Pauline Barr – JFK Assassination on TV

Pauline Barr talks about seeing the JFK assassination live on TV. CLICK HERE to see Pauline’s Short Story on getting the telephone in the Great inventions Category! 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 see the Full…

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…

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

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

Charles Alford

Charles Alford – Battle of the Bulge

Charles Alford talks about being unprepared in Bastogne, stumbling unpon Buchenwald, the horrors he saw in the concentration camp, and being a Liberator in the Battle of the Bulge. CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about how he enlisted in the Army, but first had to try and cheat on the Eye Exam, in…

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

Orville Rogers

Orville Rogers – On 24/7 Call To Drop An Atomic Bomb On Moscow

As a Strategic Command pilot Orville’s assignment was to drop  nuclear bomb on Moscow if war broke out. 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

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

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

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…

Ethel Gruen

Ethel Gruen – Great Depression Experiences

Ethel Gruen talks about seeing businessmen wearing their old work suits selling apples on the streets and men preaching communism during the Great Depression and how the depression impacted her family. 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…

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

Jeremy Butler – Michelle Obama

Jeremy Butler discusses his wife working for First Lady Michelle Obama and meeting President Obama.   CLICK HERE to see Jeremy’s Short Story about being deployed to the Middle East right before the decision to invade Iraq! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about living through the COVID-19 Pandemic! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on…

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