History

Aron Vigushin

Aron Vigushin – Lee Harvey Oswald

Aron Vigushin knew Lee Harvey Oswald in Russia. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bobbie Barth – Nylon Pantyhose

Bobbie Barth remembers women painting lines down the backs of their legs for fashion, rationing gasoline and sugar, and mixing lard to appear as butter. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Norma Apt

Norma Apt – JFK’s Funeral

Norma Apt saw President Kennedy on Veterans Day in 1963 and attended his funeral a few days later. 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!

Mimi Arnoff

Mimi Aronoff – Jack Ruby

Mimi Arnoff saw Jack Ruby on the day that President Kennedy was shot. A couple of days later, Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Richard Aston

Richard Aston – Child Care

Richard Aston gives a new meaning to “child care”, defines “farmed out” and discusses the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch as Richard’s Short Story about going to the Movie Theater to watch Newsreels during WWII, in the WWII – Europe and at Home category! CLICK HERE to watch Richard’s Short Story about how automation…

Glenn Ison – Witnessing A Hydrogen Bomb Explosion

Glenn Ison part of the Strategic Air Command where he was assigned to a B-50 as a tail gunner during the Cold War. Glenn witnessed a 6.9 megaton H Bomb explosion from a distance of 25 miles and an altitude of 20,000 feet. CLICK HERE to see Glenn’s Short Story about the twenty-seven missions he…

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…

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

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

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 see Art’s Short Story on his experience with Top Secret missions in the Navy in the Korean War Short Story Category! CLICK HERE to see Arthur “Art” Mueller’s Short…

Bob Warren

Bob Warren – Farming for Food During Great Depression

Bob Warren talks about how his family got their food during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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

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

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

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

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…

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

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

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 –…

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…

Ormand & Eve Knowles – Working for Mrs. Roosevelt

Ormand tells his story about how he used to work for a dry cleaning service and would personally deliver Mrs. Roosevelt her dresses. 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.

Jerry Nunes

Jerry Nunes – Abe Lincoln Home

Jerry Nunes lived two streets away from the only home Abe Lincoln ever owned. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jack Repp

Jack Repp – Nazi Hunter

Jack Repp survived unbelievable conditions for 6 years in Nazi Concentration Camps. He was forced to walk 12 hours a day, he had all his teeth pulled out, and was forced to burn piles of live people. After his release, he went to work for the US Secret Service as a Nazi Hunter. CLICK HERE…