Category: Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast

Edith Stein, 97, of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania is a Holocaust survivor. Born and raised within a Jewish family in Vienna, Austria, she remembers a slow rise of social bigotry and cultural brutality against Jews and others deemed “undesirable.” Fascism’s grip on Europe then, as now, she contemplates, was inspired. People learned to hate their neighbors, […]

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When Clarence “Joe” Goritz joined the navy in April 1943 WWII and served with the famed Seabees in the South Pacific, it was a natural occupational fit. After all, Joe comes from a mechanically-gifted family of builders and tradesmen. “When I came home from the war, I couldn’t accept all things that had changed since […]

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Herb Baugh of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania volunteered to join the army during the Korean War. In those days the military was still segregated, and the experience left a lasting impression on Herb. Because he had worked on the railroad in Pittsburgh before the war, Herb was placed with the 724th Railway Operating Battalion of the Transportation […]

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Teresa Funke Historical Fiction    ABOUT THIS EPISODE On Episode 39 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we talk with author Teresa Funke about historical fiction, oral history, the art of conversation, and why it matters more than ever to preserve the stories of the WWII generation. Teresa Funke is an award-winning author of […]

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Bob Dvorchak | Drive On  On Episode 38 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we talk with Bob Dvorchak, legendary Pittsburgh sports writer, national journalist, war correspondent, and author of Drive On: The Uncensored War of Bedouin Bob and the All-Americans.     Bob Dvorchak is an award-winning author and journalist, whose career spans more than […]

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Eric Rood | Veteran Aviator Oral Histories  On Episode 37 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we talk about recording veterans oral histories in the world of aviation with Eric Rood of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Timeless Voices of Aviation project.   Eric Rood of Columbus, Ohio has been capturing, preserving, and sharing veterans’ stories […]

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John Paul Deley | Oral History Transcriptions  On Episode 36 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we talk about transcribing oral history interviews with John Paul Deley, Director of the Detre Library & Archives at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.     John Paul Deley is enthusiastic about preserving history.  As head […]

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