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World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Anonymous Hungarian Jew diary

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 6071
Abstract Diary written by an unidentified Hungarian Jew. 66 entries from March 19, 1944 to January 17, 1945, describe the diarist's experiences while working for the Jewish Council in Budapest, as a prisoner of the Nyilas, working as a trench digger in the Labor Service, and his attempts to escape with a Swiss passport. Also included are photographs of the diarist's wife, Ilona, and son, Robi, who disappeared on December 17, 1944. The last entry in the diary is about Robi. Some significant...
Dates: 1944 - 1945

Diary of a Nazi Girl report

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 6064

Produced by Headquarters 52nd Antiaircraft Artillery Brigade, APO 654, US Army, this 13 typewritten, stapled pages, translated from German to English, is the second installment of the diary of a young girl in the Hitler Youth who lived in American-occupied territory (Monschau) towards the end of the Second World War. The document is titled "Annex to Daily Intelligence Summary: Diary of a Nazi Girl II". Stamped "SECRET" and translated by E.L.

Dates: 1944 - 1945

Homefront records

Identifier: 0247
Abstract The collection contains research materials, administrative files, audiotape interviews, and film reels from a project by the USC Department of History for a book and PBS television special entitled The Homefront : America during World War II, compiled by Mark Jonathan Harris, Franklin D. Mitchell, and Steven J. Schechter. The book was published in 1984, and the show was broadcast in 1985. The project was a collection of first-person accounts of ordinary citizens describing their experiences...
Dates: 1980s

Johnny Tolbert letters

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 6089
Abstract The Johnny Tolbert letters is a collection of 151 letters and four Western Union telgrams sent from United States Army soldier Johnny Tolbert (1924-1989), also known as Johnnie Clifton or J.C., to Ruth Mae Clennell (1925-2000) from San Pedro, California between 1943-1946. Tolbert met Clennell on September 2, 1943, the night before his deployment to the South Pacific. Tolbert's love and affection for Clennell and his feelings of homesickness are the main themes of the letters,...
Dates: 1943-1946

Harold Martinez correspondence

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 6074

26 letters written by Mexican-American solider Harold Martinez between June 1944 nd March 1946 while serving in the military during World War II. Addressed to his brother George, also in the army, and his mother, the letters begin when Harold was serving as a tank driver at Fort Knox. A few of the letters are stamped by the Army censor. Martinez was born in Arizona in 1925. He enlisted in the US Army Air Corps at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, California, on March 1, 1944.

Dates: 1944 June-1946 March

Wilna and Robert Onthank papers

Identifier: Coll2015-024

Manuscripts, photographs, correspondence and other papers, circa 1910-1995, of Wilna Onthank, who in 1994 wrote Born Gay, an unpublished book based on the diaries of her brother Robert Onthank, a gay World War II veteran.

Dates: circa 1910-1995

Concetta E. Ribaudo scrapbook on the Hollywood Canteen

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 7093
Abstract The Concetta E. Ribaudo scrapbook on the Hollywood Canteen includes a variety of memorabilia collected by Ribaudo, who went by the stage name Connie Roberts, during her employment as a hostess at the Hollywood Canteen during World War II. The Hollywood Canteen was a converted barn that operated at 1451 Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood from October 3, 1942 to Thanksgiving Day 1945 as a club offering food, dancing, and entertainment for more than three million servicemen. A military uniform...
Dates: 1938 - 1944

Harry K. Wolff Jr. papers

Identifier: 6128
Abstract Harry K. Wolff Jr. was a Jewish lawyer from San Francisco who was a member of "C" Battery 120 AAA Gun Batallion, 3rd Army. His unit was initially under the command of General Omar Bradley, and ultimately General George Patton. Wolff was also called upon to represent American soldiers in military tribunal proceedings as a Judge Advocate, bore witness to the aftermath found at both Ohrdruf and Dachau concentration camps, and was one of the officers responsible for over 30,000 Nazi soldiers and...
Dates: 1929-1945; Majority of material found in 1944-1945