My Grandmom Bessie
My Grandmom Bessie: My Grandmom was big – big of voice, big of body but
most of all big of heart. I was her first granddaughter and I think her
favorite person in the world.
My story is about my grandmother (Nana) who would make homemade applesauce just for me when I went to visit her in Ohio.
Early One Saturday Morning
History is important to me, especially about the Holocaust, because it is a major part of Jewish history and I am Jewish.
Love at first sight..a young woman accepts a proposal if he will return and bring her family to safety
My German Jewish father had been married previously when he met my Irish-German Mother
Hershkowitz Family Trunk
In a middle drawer of our family's steamer trunk, I recently found a Souvenir newsletter from the General Muir Ship, on which my parents and older sister had travelled from Germany to the U.S.
Jewish, born in Germany in 1934. Lucky to be able to leave in 1941.
Traveled alone with my sister to US. I was 6 years old and she was 9.
Our fathers’ rescue of 118 people from Russia
Eight years after he immigrated to the United States in 1913, and serving in the U.S. Navy, our father, Sam Sheinbach, returned to Europe intending to bring his parents and immediate family members to America.
Coming to America Esther
My father Louis Zinn's passage from Poland to Hamburg,Germany to Cuba and stowed away from Cuba to New York.
A Close Call in WWII Europe
The Allmayer family escaped Vichy France to the safety of Switzerland, but it was a tension-filled trip across occupied Southern France that could easily have ended in a disaster.
Believe it or Not!
In 1935, my grandfather, William G. Singer, was credited with building the narrowest building in the world.
I was a member of the Merchant Marine, and my ship was laid up for engine repairs in Bremerhaven, Germany.
Best lesson ever learned
I am not Jewish but I learned a valuable lesson about anti semitic behavior at a pretty young age and I am thankful of this experience.
Red Neck Prejudice
I had first-hand exposure to anti-Semitism on the way to basic training in South Carolina.
This is the year that I made a decision that would impact my life. I decided to become a psychologist and to earn my Ph.D.