Oral History of Colonel William P. Hayman, Jr. DVM
My name is William P. Hayman, Jr. and I was born in Winter Haven, Florida, August 4, 1923. My father at this time was engaged in the fertilizer business, selling fertilizer to the citrus groves...Oral history of Col. William P. Hayman, Jr. DVM recorded an ... Read more
Lecture: Memories of Kristallnacht: Last Glimpses of a Dying World
"Memories of Kristallnacht: Last Glimpses of a Dying World" a lecture presented by Mitchell Bloomer, Holocaust Center Resource Teacher, November 5, 2013 at the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Central Florida as part of the 75th Anniv ... Read more
Aspects of War by Hardin Moore
This information is from an interview I had with my great uncle, Bill Milligan, the son of James Manly Milligan. James Manly Milligan, my great grandfather, was born in Georgia in 1904. He was in the US Army Air Corps and fought in the front lines of ... Read more
WWII Veteran Earl K. Wood, 397th Infantry, 100th Division
WWII Veteran Earl K. Wood, far left, with his fellow veterans at a reunion of the 397th Infantry, 100th Division. Play Video interview. Photo courtesy of Mr. Wood. by Jane Tracy ... Read more
Earl K. Wood: 1916-2012
Photo of Earl K. Wood,  "Woody" as he was known in the 397th Infantry, 100th Infantry Division where he served as Technical Sergeant during World War II. Play Video interview.   ... Read more
Physicist Robert J. Bobber, Sr. Hero of Underwater Sound Lab
Robert Bobber was considered a hero locally and a scientific leader internationally. Bobber was invited to lecture at MIT and a NATO Advanced Study Institute, as well as teaching graduate courses at the University of Central Florida and the University ... Read more
Memorial Day Remembrances: WWII Pilot Joseph S. Guernsey Recalls the Fine Orlando Men Who Gave Their Lives in WWII
Bob and Harold Johnson, Bill Terhune, Pep Ingram, T. K. Johnson, Jr. are some of the fine Orlando men who gave their lives for their country in WWII as remembered by WWII pilot Joseph S. Guernsey in  this audio  excerpt  from an oral histor ... Read more
Displacement Camp Photo of Holocaust Survivor Helen Greenspun
Photo of Holocaust survivor Helen Garfinkel at  the  Ainring, Germany Displacement  Camp where she lived  from 1946 to 1948. The  displaced  persons  camp  (DP Camp) was a former German Air Force base located  near Freilassing  ten miles from Hi ... Read more
A Celebration of Jewish Life in Orlando
My son was born at Orange Memorial Hospital which it was called at that time. We had a circumcision in a downstairs room ...It was during Passover. And my sister in law baked a sponge cake and she placed powdered sugar over it and they served wine. And th ... Read more
WWII Veteran Earl K. Wood
Earl K. Wood was assigned to the 100th Infantry Division, replacement forces in the Battle of the Bulge. He put in for the Army Air Force and made it. "Woody" served 5 years as a Technical Sergeant during WWII. He was in Stuggart, Germany when the war end ... Read more
Eight Monell Brothers for WWII Service
Orlando resident Michael Monell is pictured in "Eight Monell Brothers", a 1943 news article from Fairmont Times, VA. Eight brothers from one family all ready to serve their country during World War II. As Michael Monell shares his brother Tony was i ... Read more
The Retail Outlook From Centenarian Myrtle Skop Rutberg
Myrtle Skop Rutberg remembers when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt changed Thanksgiving Day to allow an extra week of shopping before Christmas. She also recalls diagonal parking along Orange Avenue and people parking along the avenue just to watch th ... Read more