History

Neil Morrow MD

Dr. Neil Morrow – Working in his Father’s Pharmacy During The Great Depression

Dr. Neil Morrow shares what his childhood was like during the end of the Great Depression and living in his father’s pharmacy. CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on how he doesn’t believe children today are allowed to make mistakes like they were able to in his day in the General Subjects and Everyday…

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

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…

Tom Watkins

Tom Watkins – Greatest Invention of His Time

Tom Watkins considers the self starter in an automobile to be the most remarkable invention of his lifetime. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bob Northington

Bob Northington – First Television Set

Bob Northington talks about what it was like to get his first TV. 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

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

Dorothy Willingham

Dorothy Willingham – Growing Up During the Great Depression

Dorothy Willingham talks about what it was like growing up during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

June Sachs

June Sachs – JFK Motorcade

June Sachs watched President Kennedy’s motorcade travel from the airport to downtown Dallas. CLICK HERE to watch 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…

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…

George Paul Rollin

George Paul Rollin – Meeting Martin Luther King Jr.

George Rollin talks about the time he met Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Larry Mallory

Larry Mallory – MLK

Larry Mallory was in Memphis when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. He says the vast presence of the military and police in his neighborhood afterward had a lasting effect on him. 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…

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

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

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

Billie Woodard

Billie Woodard – Asking President Johnson for Help

Billie Woodard and her husband asked Lyndon B. Johnson for help buying a house. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jerry Kasten

Jerry Kasten – Interviewing LBJ

Jerry Kasten attempted to interview Senator Lyndon Johnson and US House Speaker Sam Rayburn. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Joy McAllister

Joy McAllister – Breakfast with President Kennedy

Joy McAllister’s husband and some other Lockheed agents attended a breakfast meeting with President Kennedy the morning before he was assassinated. 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

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

Reid Heller

Reid Heller – JFK

Reid Heller remembers the Kennedy assassination. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Mauriel Stitsky

Muriel Stitsky Romick – Child Born on 11/22/63

Muriel Romick talks about 11/22/63, the day of President Kennedy’s assassination, and how her daughter was born on that same day. She was still recovering in the hospital when Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald. 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