Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Edmond Sworsky
Transcript
Part 1

Buy

Part 2

Buy

Part 3

Buy

Part 4

Buy

Part 5

Buy

Part 6

Buy

Part 7

Buy

Part 8

Buy

Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Edmond Sworsky grew up in Northeast Minneapolis during the Great Depression. He graduated from high school and turned down a university swimming scholarship to join the Civilian Conservation Corps to earn money to help support his mother. He enlisted in the army in 1942 and served in the 3rd Armored Division in the U.S. and in England, where he joined the 2nd Ranger Battalion. With the Rangers he was in one of the first D-Day assault waves on Omaha Beach and fought across France until he was medically evacuated to England. Sworsky returned home to housing shortages but found work with the gas company where he quickly became a district supervisor. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Growing up poor in Northeast Minneapolis; inter-ethnic neighborhood rivalries; school opportunities; the Civilian Conservation Corps; entering the army; serving in the 3rd Armored Division and the 2nd Ranger Battalion; the D-Day landings and combat in Northern Europe; courting and bringing home an English war bride; social and economic changes relating to postwar economic developments; the 1965 Fridley tornadoes.
Quantity 4 hours sound cassettes
98 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 213 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Sworsky, Edmond
Interviewer: Bekke, Douglas
Made in Fridley, Anoka County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Fridley, Anoka County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 10/18/2006
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 115
Accession Number AV2008.26.33
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II'

Add Comment Here:

Name: (required)

E-mail: (required)

Options

I agree to the Terms of Use (required)

If you are a person leave these fields blank.