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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Use for: World War II

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

Charles McLaughlin Interview, 1983

 Item
Identifier: UNMC-3-002
Scope and Contents

Oral history interview: digital file of interview video and a transcript. The interview discusses medical education at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in the early twentieth century and World War Two.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1983

Concentration Camp Survivor Postcard, 1948

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 2018-020
Scope and Contents

The postcard image is of a starved, Jewish, male concentration camp survivor wearing the striped uniform of prisoners being held up by a young, healthy, and muscular Jewish man in front of a low-slung brick structure. On the reverse side the postcard contains a block of 4 Minhelet Ha'am Theodor Herzl stamps with Tel Aviv 'Doar' overprint tied by purple Tel Aviv cancels and addressed to Palestine.

Dates: 1948

Liberation of Dachau One-Year Anniversary Postcard, 1946

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 2019-018
Scope and Contents

This Polish postcard marks the one year anniversary of the liberation of Dachau. The postcard includes an image of a nude person holding their arms up in celebration in front of a large “P” sign with “Przetrwaliśmy!” (translation: we survived!) at the bottom of the image and “Dachau \ 29.4.1945 – 29.4.1946” at the top. The reverse side is blank.

Dates: 1946

Major C. Glenn Lewis Photograph, circa 1944

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Scope and Contents

The black and white photograph of Major C. Glenn Lewis in his U.S. Army uniform circa 1944 was removed from a black photo album page before being donated to the archives.

Dates: circa 1944

Merle E. Smith Interview, 1983

 Item
Identifier: UNMC-3-002
Scope and Contents

Oral history interview: digital file of interview video and a transcript. The interview discusses student life at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in the early twentieth century and World War Two.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1983

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Betty Robertson, Interview Date: 1977 August 17, Date Digitized: 2/2/2017

 File
Identifier: MSS0018_au038
Scope and Contents The oral history interview of Betty Robertson conducted by UNO student Janet Hopkins on August 17, 1977 covers her experiences during the Great Depression. Robertson described what it was like for her to grow up in Central City, a small town in Nebraska, during the Great Depression. She discussed the time period from the stock market crash in 1929 to World War II. She explained several different aspects of the Great Depression such as the scarcity of jobs and how programs through the New...
Dates: Interview Date: 1977 August 17; Date Digitized: 2/2/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Doris Richardson Findley, Interview Date: 1977 April 8, Date Digitized: 2/2/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au008
Scope and Contents An oral history interview with Doris (nee Richardson) Findley. In her interview, Findley discussed her life before and during the Great Depression including Prohibition, Women's Suffrage, and the 1929 Stock Market Crash. She was born in 1903 in Brown County, Indiana. Findley talked about farming, memories of U.S. Presidents, Prohibition, women getting the right to vote, the World Wars, and other topic. She also shared her memories of the fear she felt after the bombing of Pearl Harbor during...
Dates: Interview Date: 1977 April 8; Date Digitized: 2/2/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Dr. Mitchel Cegielski, Interview Date: 1977 April 4, Date Digitized: 1/25/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au028
Scope and Contents The oral history interview of Dr. Mitchel Cegielski was conducted by Andrew S. Fidler on April 4, 1977. Dr. Cegielski was a Polish physician who emigrated to the United States from Poland with his family in the 1950s and eventually settled in Omaha, Nebraska. In the interview Dr. Cegielski talked about his life and experiences while living in Poland during World War II. In particular, Cegielski compared German and Russian-occupied Poland. Dr. Cegielski also discussed his experiences after...
Dates: Interview Date: 1977 April 4; Date Digitized: 1/25/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Edward Sweeney, Interview Date: 1977 May 6, Date Digitized: 2/10/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au065
Scope and Contents The oral history interview of Edward Sweeney was conducted by UNO student Ronald Bartlett on May 6, 1977. Sweeney was born in Beebeetown, Iowa and spent the majority of his youth in hard labor after his father and some of his younger siblings died. Sweeney joined the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I and spent the war fighting in France. Once he returned to the U.S. after WWI, he worked in a variety of different jobs including for the Miami police force on eliminating gangs. Sweeney held...
Dates: Interview Date: 1977 May 6; Date Digitized: 2/10/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Eleanore Umatum, Interview Date: 1977 May 1, Date Digitized: 2/13/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au071
Scope and Contents The oral history interview of Eleanore Umatum was conducted by UNO student Donald C. Umatum on May 1, 1977. Umatum's interview was primarily focused on Nazi Germany in the 1930s when she was young. Umatum shared her family's experiences, the social welfare of average Germans before Adolph Hitler rose to power in Germany, the views Germans had of the U.S. in the 1930s, the experience of a friend who attended the 1936 Berlin Olympics and got U.S. Olympian Jessie Owens' autograph, the teaching...
Dates: Interview Date: 1977 May 1; Date Digitized: 2/13/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Ethel Bennett, Interview Date: 1977 April 26, Date Digitized: 1/24/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au020
Scope and Contents

The oral history interview with Ethel Bennett was conducted by her grandson, Dave Bennett, on April 26, 1977. Bennett shared her experience being a teacher during the Great Depression in rural Nebraska and talked about the differences between life in the 1920s and 1930s.

Dates: Interview Date: 1977 April 26; Date Digitized: 1/24/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Francis A. Merrell, Interview Date: 1977 April 16, Date Digitized: 1/27/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au060
Scope and Contents

The oral history interview with Francis A. Merrell concerning his life growing up in Western Nebraska during the Great Depression was conducted by UNO student Kathy Moore on April 16, 1977. Merrell spoke about his jobs, his daily life in Gibbon, Nebraska, what he did for entertainment, farming, and his opinions on the politics of the time.

Dates: Interview Date: 1977 April 16; Date Digitized: 1/27/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with George Kielak, Interview Date: 1978 February 19, Date Digitized: 2/9/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au044
Scope and Contents

The oral history interview of George Kielak about his experiences in Poland during World War II was conducted by Andrew S. Fidler on February 19, 1978. In the interview Kielak shared his experiences fighting on the Polish side during World War II and as a prisoner of war. Kielak was a Boy Scout before Germany invaded Poland and became part of the Polish underground and also attended underground school. Kielak also discussed his journey to the United States as an immigrant after the war.

Dates: Interview Date: 1978 February 19; Date Digitized: 2/9/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Harold Buscher, Interview Date: 1977 May 3, Date Digitized: 1/25/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au026
Scope and Contents

The oral history interview with Harold Buscher was conducted by Carla Neilson on May 3, 1977. In the interview Buscher talked about his experience working in a packing company during the Great Depression, daily life, and his thoughts on U.S. presidents.

Dates: Interview Date: 1977 May 3; Date Digitized: 1/25/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Leonard L. Lancaster, Interview Date: 1977 April 15, Date Digitized: 1/24/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au048
Scope and Contents The oral history interview with Leonard L. Lancaster concerning his youth during the Great Depression was conducted by his granddaughter and UNO student Barbara Gruenig on April 15, 1977. Lancaster mostly spoke about how the Depression affected his employment and way of life and his eventual move from rural Kansas to Omaha, Nebraska. He also talked about entertainment and his opinions on the then current (1977) economic state of the United States, and what it would be like if the country had...
Dates: Interview Date: 1977 April 15; Date Digitized: 1/24/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Lottie Kubicki, Interview Date: 1977 April 30, Date Digitized: 1/23/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au046
Scope and Contents

The oral history interview of Lottie Kubicki about her experiences in Czechoslovakia and Germany in the 1930s-1950s was conducted by UNO student Connie Miller on April 30, 1977. Kubicki was taken from her home in Czechoslovakia and sent to Germany in 1945 at the end of World War II because her family was German. From there, she discussed finding her family again in East Germany, moving to West Germany, and eventually immigrating to the United States.

Dates: Interview Date: 1977 April 30; Date Digitized: 1/23/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Madeline Haury, Interview Date: 1977 April 20, Date Digitized: 2/1/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au036
Scope and Contents

The oral history interview with Madeline Haury was conducted by Robert K. Haury on April 20, 1977. Haury lived on a farm during the Great Depression. In the interview, Madeline Haury shared details of the Great Depression and some of her opinions on U.S. Presidents and federal aid programs created during the Great Depression. Haury felt that there were positives and negative side effects of federal programs, especially concerning welfare or social safety net programs.

Dates: Interview Date: 1977 April 20; Date Digitized: 2/1/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Margery Rosenthal, Interview Date: 1977 May5, Date Digitized: 2/10/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au077
Scope and Contents

The oral history interview with Margery Rosenthal was conducted by her son and UNO student Thomas Rosenthal on May 5, 1977. Rosenthal predominantly discussed conditions while living in rural Iowa during the Great Depression. Rosenthal spoke about life during the Great Depression in particular living and working on a farm, her thoughts on the politics of the time, life during World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the end of the war and Great Depression.

Dates: Interview Date: 1977 May5; Date Digitized: 2/10/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Mr. and Mrs. James Moore, Interview Date: 1977 May 4, Date Digitized: 1/30/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au061
Scope and Contents

The oral history interview with Mr. and Mrs. James Moore concerning their lives growing up in Lincoln, Nebraska was conducted by UNO student Kay Sedlacek on May 4, 1977. The Moores spoke about their jobs, how their families got along, what they did for fun, and how the Second World War led the country out of the Great Depression.

Dates: Interview Date: 1977 May 4; Date Digitized: 1/30/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Mrs. Lynch, Interview Date: circa 1975-1980, Date Digitized: 1/25/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au053
Scope and Contents An oral history interview with Mrs. Lynch concerning the Great Depression and her memories of the era was conducted by UNO student David Zuraff in the 1970s. Mrs. Lynch's first name is unknown. Mrs. Lynch talked about the closeness of the community and the programs that came into effect to help put people to work without giving the feeling of charity. In her opinions of U.S. presidents who addressed the challenges of the Great Depression, she considered President Franklin D. Roosevelt more...
Dates: Interview Date: circa 1975-1980; Date Digitized: 1/25/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Oscar Schmid, Interview Date: 1977 April 24, Date Digitized: 2/10/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au076
Scope and Contents

The oral history interview of Oscar Schmid about the Great Depression in Nebraska was conducted by UNO student Kay Keiser on April 24, 1977. Schmid shared information about his experiences of rural life in Nebraska and his struggles in the farming industry during the 1930s.

Dates: Interview Date: 1977 April 24; Date Digitized: 2/10/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Ray Gilbreath, Interview Date: 1977 May 5, Date Digitized: 2/9/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au013
Scope and Contents

The oral history interview with Ray Gilbreath was conducted by Jack Nelson on May 5, 1977. In this interview Gilbreath talked about how he lived through the Great Depression with his family. Gilbreath also shared his thoughts on U.S. presidents and the Dust Bowl.

Dates: Interview Date: 1977 May 5; Date Digitized: 2/9/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Roman Pulcelik, Interview Date: 1977 April 7, Date Digitized: 2/9/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au086
Scope and Contents The oral history interview of Roman Pulcelik covers his time living in Poland, fighting in World War II, and surviving imprisonment as a prisoner of war. The interview was conducted by Andrew S. Fidler on April 7, 1977. Pulcelik attended the Polish military academy and fought with the partisan forces after Germany invaded and occupied Poland. In the interview Pulcelik shared his experiences of the atrocities that occurred during World War II and as a survivor of the camps. Pulcelik talked...
Dates: Interview Date: 1977 April 7; Date Digitized: 2/9/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Ruth Klass, Interview Date: 1977 May 3, Date Digitized: 2/10/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au045
Scope and Contents

The oral history interview of Ruth Klass regarding Jewish life in Nazi Germany was conducted by UNO student Rod Sadorsky on May 3, 1977. Klass shared information about her family background in Germany, her Jewish heritage, her experiences when she moved to the U.S., the impact the Holocaust had on her life, and her place in her community. Klass and her husband were able to flee Europe before being imprisoned in a concentration camp.

Dates: Interview Date: 1977 May 3; Date Digitized: 2/10/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Stanley Fidler, Interview Date: 1977 April 12, Date Digitized: 2/2/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au007
Scope and Contents UNO student Andrew Fidler interviewed his father Stanley Fidler on April 12, 1977 about his life before, during, and after World War II. Stanley Fidler was a Polish citizen who was removed to a forced labor camp where he worked in two different coal mines and then later was sent to a concentration camp at the end of WWII. Fidler spoke about his life in Poland before the war, how he was imprisoned in the camps, his eventual freedom, and immigration to the United States. The Fidlers settled in...
Dates: Interview Date: 1977 April 12; Date Digitized: 2/2/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with the Kerrigan Family, Interview Date: an unknown date in 1970s, Date Digitized: 2/9/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au062
Scope and Contents

An oral history interview with the Kerrigan family including the father, mother, and uncle, concerning their lives during World War II and the Great Depression. This interview was conducted by Richard Kerrigan, who was a student at University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), on an unknown date in the 1970s.

Dates: Interview Date: an unknown date in 1970s; Date Digitized: 2/9/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Recording of Tech Sgt Almon Tibbetts, Interview Date: circa 1975-1980, Date Digitized: 2/10/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au064
Scope and Contents

The interview of Technical Sargeant Almon Tibbetts was conducted by UNO student Deanna Dubbs in the 1970s. Tibbetts fought in World War II serving with the United States Air Force. Tibbetts detailed the regions and cities his unit invaded from North Africa through Italy, France, and then into Germany. He shared that German fighter planes flying overhead with their landing wheels down was a sign of surrender. Tibbetts stated he would not wish any of his children to ever have to see war.

Dates: Interview Date: circa 1975-1980; Date Digitized: 2/10/2017

Stefan Jagielski Letter, 10.8.1941

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 2018-018
Scope and Contents

Letter sent from a concentration camp from Stefan Jagielski on Auschwitz-issued stationary. Also, a previous owner partially cut around the preprinted camp rules block, but it remains partially connected. The letter is dated 10.8.1941, handwritten in German, and addressed to an unidentified woman and acknowledges receipt of a letter and money from her. Jagielski assures the recipient that he is healthy, and asks her to write with news about (his? her?) father and brother.

Dates: 10.8.1941