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              Listed below are short descriptions of interviews with people who experienced World War II in Europe. Some of the interviewees served in the U.S. military and others were Europeans trying to live their everyday lives while a war was being fought around them.  To read a short summary of the interview, click on the name of the interviewee. If you would like to access the entire interview, visit the Accessing Interviews page for directions on how to do so. The interview descriptions on this page are organized as follows:

Name of interviewee by name of interviewer. Date interviewed. Sentence description of interview contents.

Interviews are listed in alphabetical order by the last name of the interviewee~

Bairan, William by Scott Thomas. 24 April 2002. Mr. Bairan joined the U.S. Navy in 1942 and was stationed on a convoy command ship during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. He describes that invasion in this interview.

Greeson, Livia Ungar by Victoria Vickers. 16 March 2002. Ms. Greeson was born in Hungary to a Jewish family. In this interview she describes what her life was like in a concentration camp.

Kee, Eileen M. by Alison Underwood. 2 April 2002. Ms. Kee lived in the United Kingdom during World War II, joined the Royal Air Force, and married an American GI in 1945.

Kloth, Virginia by Jennifer Jongema. 5 April 2002. Ms. Kloth served as a secretary in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II and recalls her experiences there during and after the war.

Reynolds, Joeby Joseph Byers. 28 March 2002. Mr. Reynolds served in the infantry in Europe during the second world war.

Scott, Sonia by Cory Rogowski. 22 March 2002. Ms. Scott was a child living in Northampton, England during the war. Her account describes the everyday lives of the English people during the war.

Switzer, Paul by Noland Bell. 25 April 2002. Dr. Switzer served as a captain in the Army under General Patton. He fought battles in North Africa and Italy before taking part in the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach.