World War, 1939-1945--Germany--Personal narratives.; Emigration and immigration--History--20th century.;
Scheffrahn was born in East Prussia in May 1918 and spent his childhood in Rastenburg. He was drafted into the German Army at the onset of World War II and served from 1939-1945. After the war he and his wife immigrated to the US under the...
Hazel Block Beagle recalls her youth in the early years of the 20th century on a farm near Nederland where shell was used for roadways and cane syrup was a profitable crop for her farmer father.
Saibara, Robert.; Saibara, Rola.; Waki, George.; Waki, May.; Watanabe Family.; Japanese Americans--Texas.; United States--Army.; World War, 1939-1945.
Houston, Texas Rola Saibara (nee Watanabe) and May Waki (nee Watanabe) are sisters. Saibara and Waki families discuss history of the rice farming their parents began, picture marriages (chasi kepo), and the Japanese colonies in the early 1900s....
Saldana, John Jesse.; United States Army--Infantry.; Canary Islanders.; Mexican Americans.; New Mexico.; United States--Post Office Department.; Postmasters.; San Antonio (Tex.).
John Jesse Saldana, Sr., 13th generation born in San Antonio of Irish, Canary Islander, Spanish and English heritage, tells of family history, his work with United States Postal Service before his 1942 enlistment in Army, combat experience as...
Artists--Texas;Artists, Spanish;Spain--History--Civil War, 1936-1939--Personal narratives
Life story of Spanish spatula painter, Jose Vives-Atsara who grew up in the Catalonia region of Spain, served in the Spanish Civil War, emigrating with his family first to Venezuela, then to Mexico and finally to San Antonio.