Jane Schwarz Scrapbook

These are photographs taken in 1942 and 1943 of Al Schwarz, husband to one of my narrators, Jane Schwarz. Some of these pictures were taken while Al was on furlough visiting family and friends in Staten Island, Brooklyn and Long Island, NY. These photographs provide insight into life on the home front. Many photographs documented Al's time in basic training. His training to become a tank operator took him to a variety of geographic locations in the United States. Jane organized the photographs … [Read more...]

“Mickey” Gompf Interview

Mildred “Mickey” Gompf transferred to Virginia Polytechnic Institute before Pearl Harbor was attacked. She took a two-year postponement to marry and be with her husband, George. She tells of her time in Washington D.C. in the last year of the war. Duration: 1.2 hours. … [Read more...]

Jane Schwarz Interview

Hannah Jane Schwarz moved from Hampton Bays, Long Island to New York City in the 1930s. She worked in a traditional career at the Hotel Pennsylvania at 34th Street and 7th Avenue until she retired. She tells of her time during WWII as a switchboard-operator at Hotel Pennsylvania and about how she met her husband there. Duration: 1.2 hours. Jane Schwarz Interview PDF Transcript Jane Schwarz Interviewer: Alex Brudno Date of Interview: 10/6/2012 Interview with Jane … [Read more...]

Soldier\’s Portrait

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