Please Share Your Stories (odds & ends 2)

A lot of us have many stories told to us by our parents or grandparents.  These are priceless and should be saved for future generations.  If someone in your family, or a friend, told stories about World War II, please share them here.  I welcome all comments, any length, with personal accounts from your relatives, or friends.  These could be stories from any of the war theatres.  They are all relevant to this blog.

I also welcome dialogue, back and forth, about these stories and about any of the information posted on this website.  I will answer all comments.

If you have photos to share, please email them to:  I’ll be happy to post all photos received.  Please include information, of any length, about the content of the photo.

It is my intention to make this blog an ongoing record of the World War II experience, in addition to providing background and information about my novel The Burma Road.  Thank you in advance for your contribution, your input is priceless and greatly valued!


One thought on “Please Share Your Stories (odds & ends 2)

  1. Hi Gigi! Happy to share a few accounts which came down the family line. ~Jodie

    My mother was 5 years old in 1942. She was born and raised in California… mostly central and southern California. She told a heartbreaking story of the Japanese internment camps right here on US soil and home in California. There was a little Japanese boy in her kindergarten class. One day he and his entire family up and disappeared without a word. When she asked her parents, my grandparents, it was explained to her that they were most likely taken to the internment camps and how wrong that was. My grandmother’s mother was an immigrant from Germany pre-world war 1 and was a German Jew. She instilled the value of all people to my grandmother along with fairness and equality.

    Both of my maternal grandmother’s parents were European immigrants. Her mother from Germany and her father from Norway. Grandma had an older half sister in Norway who was an international translator during WW2. I wish I’d been able to get some of the stories she had to tell. As a translator, I’m sure she saw, heard and was privy to all sorts of information.

    I know my stories aren’t necessarily about the war and battles, but they were part of the history of the world during that time. WW2 impacted every family in some way across most of the globe.


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