Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II

37 INTERVIEWS

DATE: 2005-2008

INTERVIEWERS: Douglas Bekke and James E. Fogerty

This project chronicles the lives of Minnesota men and women through the World War II years. The interviews include the perspectives of war veterans, Japanese Americans, German citizens, business leaders, and minorities. Some of the subjects discussed include life in wartime Japan; Pearl Harbor; the dropping of the atomic bombs; joining the armed forces; experiences at basic training; postwar life; the real estate market after World War II; childhood activities; growing up during the Great Depression; life in wartime Germany; differences in the war effort between men and women; the GI Bill; the Army Occupation of Europe; reorientation into civilian life; economy of postwar Germany; the Army Occupation of Japan; postwar business ventures; relationships between Japanese and Americans; relationships between Germans and Americans; and the Korean War.

LENGTH OF INTERVIEWS:  115 hours 27 minutes

TRANSCRIPTS: 2,772 pages

Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Dr. Nobuhiko J. Akimoto
Dr. Nobuhiko J. Akimoto
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Orval H. Amdahl
Orval H. Amdahl
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Arthur E. Anderson
Arthur E. Anderson
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Laurice Q. Austin
Laurice Q. Austin
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Hanspeter and Gisela Borgwarth
Hanspeter & Gisela Borgwarth
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Charlotte Brisley
Charlotte Brisley
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with William N. Brisley
William N. Brisley
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Stanley M. Davis
Stanley M. Davis
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Reidar Dittmann
Reidar Dittmann
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Conway Epperson
Conway Epperson
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Robert Erikson
Robert Erikson
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Bartley M. Foster
Bartley M. Foster
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Donald S. Frederick
Donald S. Frederick
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Jane C. Freeman
Jane C. Freeman
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with John J. Hinchliff
John J. Hinchliff
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Vernon Hopson
Vernon Hopson
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Hella Mears Hueg
Hella Mears Hueg
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Richard K. Ingle
Richard K. Ingle
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Lyman C. Irrgang
Lyman C. Irrgang
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Carl A. Kuhrmeyer
Carl A. Kuhrmeyer
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with John W. Legg
John W. Legg
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Lewis W. Lehr
Lewis W. Lehr
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Bernard Lieder
Bernard Lieder
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Stuart A. Lindman
Stuart A. Lindman
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Norman M. Lorentzsen
Norman M. Lorentzsen
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Martin C. Menk, Jr.
Martin C. Menk Jr.
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Norman Midthun
Norman Midthun
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Margery Murphy
Margery Murphy
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Donald W. Nyrop
Donald W. Nyrop
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Carl N. Platou
Carl N. Platou
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Joachim F. Pusch
Joachim F. Pusch
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Martha Kufner Schmaltz
Martha Kufner Schmaltz
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Otto E. Schmaltz
Otto E. Schmaltz
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Edmond Sworsky
Edmond Sworsky
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Eugene Sylvestre
Eugene Sylvestre
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Robert Nobuo Teragawa
Robert Nobuo Teragawa
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Donald C. Williams
Donald C. Williams