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Marcel Kohler: "Food Was A Big Issue"

Marcel Kohler describes the struggle of acquiring food that his family went through while under occupation.

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

Marcel Kohler: "My Sister Was Allergic to Chocolate"

Marcel Kohler describes the irony of liberating troops giving chocolate out to people.

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

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 2 plays 0  

Marcel Kohler: "They Did Hide Jewish People"

Marcel Kohler describes his parents efforts to hide Jewish individuals from the Nazis while under occupation.

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

Marcel Kohler: "He Was One of the Lucky Ones"

Marcel Kohler describes hearing from his parents of a relative that had been sent to a concentration camp, but made it out alive.

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

Marcel Kohler: "Walking on Eggshells"

Marcel Kohler describes what life was like under German occupation during World War II.

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

Edna Hicks: Working in Wartime

Edna Hicks remembers why her first job in a department store came to a swift end.

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

Faye Edwards: General George Patton

Faye Edwards recounts her experience dating General George Patton's personal driver in Europe.

From  Adina Langer on March 26th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Jimmy Doi: "La guerra e finito."

Jimmy Doi describes celebrations in Genoa, Italy on VE or Victory in Europe Day, May 8, 1945.

From  Adina Langer on March 26th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Jimmy Doi: "I knew I was gonna die."

Jimmy Doi describes how he oversaw the surrender of German soldiers at a fort in northern Italy.

From  Adina Langer on March 26th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Jimmy Doi: German Prisoners of War

Jimmy Doi describes a gift he received from German POWs under his supervision.

From  Adina Langer on March 26th, 2021 1 plays 0  

Jimmy Doi: The Attack

Jimmy Doi describes an Allied attack on German forces in northern Italy.

From  Adina Langer on March 26th, 2021 1 plays 0  

Jimmy Doi: Trench Foot

Jimmy Doi describes how he suffered from trench foot while posted in the Maritime Alps during World War II.

From  Adina Langer on March 26th, 2021 2 plays 0  

Jimmy Doi: "I thought you were dead."

Jimmy Doi describes his reunion with his brother Michael in southern France, when they were both serving the U.S. Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

From  Adina Langer on March 26th, 2021 3 plays 0  

Edna Hicks: "Our task, their monument."

Edna Hicks reads a poem written anonymously as a tribute to pilots in the Royal Air Force.

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

Edna Hicks: VE Day

Edna Hicks remembers the celebrations in her neighborhood when the war in Europe ended.

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