Immigrants -- United States
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
American Indian Oral History and Omaha Folklore Project Oral History Collection
Barbara Horak, Czech Heritage Correspondence
Frank and Charles Sadílek, Czech Heritage Papers
Oldrich Zajicek, Czech Heritage Papers
Zajicek's papers are comprised of correspondence, essays, and publications of the Catalog of Peace Efforts and other organizations in which Zajicek was active. Also included are poems by Zajicek. Topics include peace movements, civil rights organizations, alternative theoretical models of a good society, threats to democracy, defense against fascism, and correspondence with Erich Fromm.
Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Dr. Mitchel Cegielski, Interview Date: 1977 April 4, Date Digitized: 1/25/2017
Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Eleanore Umatum, Interview Date: 1977 May 1, Date Digitized: 2/13/2017
Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with George Kielak, Interview Date: 1978 February 19, Date Digitized: 2/9/2017
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.
Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Harold Becker, Interview Date: 1978 October 6, Date Digitized: 1/23/2017
Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Herman August Eggert, Interview Date: 1975 December 5, Date Digitized: 1/30/2017
An oral history interview with Herman August Eggert. This interview was conducted by a UNO student, Elsie Ann Coltott, on December 5, 1975. Eggert was born in Lyons, Nebraska and his parents were German immigrants. Eggert was raised in a religious household. He felt that his religion strengthened him throughout his life. After high school Eggert became a professional baseball player and was later a missionary and a farmer during the Great Depression.
Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Lottie Kubicki, Interview Date: 1977 April 30, Date Digitized: 1/23/2017
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.
Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Madeline Haury, Interview Date: 1977 April 20, Date Digitized: 2/1/2017
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.
Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Mary Douchey, Interview Date: 1977, Date Digitized: 1/27/2017
An oral history interview with Mary Douchey. This interview was conducted by John Douchey in 1977. Mary Douchey was born in Hungary. Douchey, her mother, and siblings emigrated to the United States and settled in Omaha, Nebraska. In this interview Douchey talked about her life as an immigrant during the Roaring Twenties and Great Depression.
Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Mrs. Oscar Elge, Interview Date: 1975 December 6, Date Digitized: 1/30/2017
An oral history interview with Mrs. Oscar Elge. This interview was conducted by her grandson Mark Glad, a UNO student, on December 6, 1976. Elge was born on a farm in Phillips, Nebraska in 1897. She married a Swedish immigrant and shared memories of her childhood and living through the Great Depression. She discussed school, travel, church, a barn fire, World War II, and other topics.
Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Roman Pulcelik, 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
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.