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Marcel Kohler: "A Black Market for Food"

Marcel Kohler describes his fathers interactions on the black market for food while under occupation.

From  Camden Anich on April 2nd, 2021 3 plays 0  

James Russell: Learning to Ration

James Russell describes how customers would exchange ration cards for cash at his father's service station during World War II.

From  Adina Langer on March 30th, 2021 1 plays 0  

Edna Hicks: "Pounds and Pounds of Sugar."

Edna Hicks remembers her mother's initial reaction to rationing orders.

From  Adina Langer on March 18th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Edna Hicks: Rationing

Edna Hicks remembers the vast number of products and materials that were rationed in England during World War II.

From  Adina Langer on March 18th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Hank van Driel: "About 500 Calories a Day"

Hank van Driel describes the food situation under German occupation and recalls their calorie intake during that time.

From  Camden Anich on March 15th, 2021 9 plays 0  

Clay Manley: "Equal amounts of sugar"

Clay Manley describes how his family dealt with the rationing of sugar during World War II.

From  Adina Langer on February 12th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Clay Manley: "Go get some gas!"

Clay Manley describes how wartime gas rationing impacted his family.

From  Adina Langer on February 12th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Anna Ostergaard: Rationing Electricity

Anna Ostergaard describes how limited electricity affected her family during World War II.

From  Adina Langer on February 11th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Edith Gray: Roller Skating to Work

Edith Gray explains how her high school boyfriend and future husband, Richard, dealt with gas shortages in the early yesars of World War II.

From  Adina Langer on February 11th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Mary D'Souza Sequeira: "The thrashing of my life!"

Mary D'Souza Sequeira recalls how she neglected to pick up her family's weekly food rations during World War II because of a field hockey match.

From  Adina Langer on February 11th, 2021 1 plays 0  

Mary D'Souza Sequeira: Wartime Rationing

Mary D'Souza Sequeira describes how staple foods in India were rationed during World War II.

From  Adina Langer on February 11th, 2021 0 plays 0  

June Chandler: "I had a green ration book."

June Chandler explains how England's rationing policy affected her family during World War II.

From  Adina Langer on February 11th, 2021 1 plays 0  

William Campbell: "There was no butter."

William Campbell describes how his family created butter substitutes during World War II.

From  Adina Langer on February 11th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Roger Amidon: "4 or 5 gallons a week"

Roger Amidon describes how his father obtained a gas ration stamp, or "C" stamp, during World War II.

From  Adina Langer on February 11th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Henry Ahola: Rationing

Henry Ahola describes how rationing, or the controlled distribution of goods, affected nearly every aspect of daily life during World War II.

From  Adina Langer on February 10th, 2021 2 plays 0  

Earline Gaither: "I was black as coal!"

Earline Gaither recalls a train trip she took during the war.

From  Adina Langer on February 10th, 2021 1 plays 0