World War, 1939-1945
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The American Indian Oral History and Omaha Folklore Project Oral History Collection contains oral history interviews of Native Americans in Omaha, Nebraska as well as interviews collected as part of a program called the Oral History Collection of the Omaha Folklore Project. The interviews cover the cultures and personal histories of interviewees in the U.S. as well as leaving Europe in the first half of the 20th Century. Topics of discussion include life in Omaha, World War I, the Great...
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.
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents The Clifford D. Kantz papers are composed of the retired U.S. Air Force Major's remininsces and copies of documents related to his U.S. Air Force career and life beginning in World War II and continuing into civilian life.
Item — Box Graphic Materials 1, Folder: Holocaust 3
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.
Collection — Box MISC-07, Folder: MSS-0116
Content Description The papers of Erwin R. and Melba Dee (nee Code) Eastwood document the life of this Agra, Oklahoma, couple during their dating or courtship and later marriage during World War II through their letters. The collection also includes a small number of unidentified photographs. At the end of the war, the letters continue as Erwin Eastwood worked away from the Eastwood's Oklahoma home. The letters in the collection are addressed to Melba Dee from her boyfriend and husband Erwin Eastwood, a Seabee in...
Collection — Box All
Scope and Contents The Gene Vogel collection of B-26 Marauder Historical Society Newsletter, 1990-2002, is comprised of published newsletters and magazines, primarily those produced by the B-26 Marauder Historical Society, an organization for pilots of the B-26 Marauder, a bomber used in World War II, and for aviation historians. The collection includes The B-26 Marauder Historical Society Newsletter (vol.2, 1990-vol. 4, 1992) and its successor The Marauder Thunder (vol.1, 1992-vol.9, 2002). Also included are...
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 Deal...
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...
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...
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...
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 of...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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 about...
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.
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...
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.
Collection — Box 1-2
Scope and Contents The collection of Joe H. Baker documents his time as a University of Omaha student and president of the OU Alumni Association in 1950-1951. Included are yearbooks, scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, a pen given to Baker at the conclusion of his term of service to the Alumni Association, and his freshman beanie cap bearing his class year 1943. Of note in the scrapbooks are newsletters of the Alumni Association, news clippings, programs, and similar material. A wooden sign reading "Keep out...
Item — Box Graphic Materials 1, Folder: Holocaust 2
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.
Item — Box MISC-11, Folder: UNO-0012.2018-029