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Sarah Brody with her cousin Sam Axelrod.

Sarah Brody with her cousin Sam Axelrod.

Sarah Brody with her cousin Sam Axelrod, who was in the Jewish Brigade of the British Army after the war in Brussels..."He told stories about the Jewish Brigade in Italy using British Army trucks and putting re... More

Libby Misses Paul, World War II photo

Libby Misses Paul, World War II photo

"My mother in law, Elise (Rachel) Wolfberg, is looking at her son, Paul who is in uniform. She came to the US as a young girl from Russia. She doted on him. The younger brother enlisted in the Navy during war (... More

ID Tag round disc with two holes worn by Irma Ruby

ID Tag round disc with two holes worn by Irma Ruby

ID Tag round disc with two holes worn by Irma Ruby (maiden name) with date of birth, ID #, "N.Y.C.".."Worn as a bracelet with string & leather buckle, in case of a bombing during WWII. Irma Ruby was in elementa... More

Helga Rome in front of family chicken coop

Helga Rome in front of family chicken coop

"My parents had a chicken farm. I did whatever was necessary -- feed the chickens, clean the coop, vaccinate chickens, grade the eggs on a scale. My father died suddenly, he couldn't get used to the work...He o... More

Helga Rome's Passport, World War II photo

Helga Rome's Passport, World War II photo

"After Kristallnacht, my grandmother went to Brazil and then we sponsored her to come here. It was difficult at the beginning for me. School was difficult, language was hard. But we graduated at 16. My father h... More

Libby Wolfberg in her Hawaiian outfit from Paul

Libby Wolfberg in her Hawaiian outfit from Paul

"I met my husband Paul in 1942 -- I was 19. They sent him to training school in Paterson. Someone I met told him to meet me. He went to Utah for training and then the South Pacific. We fell in love by letters.... More

Libby and sister off to volunteer at the Barnett Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey

Libby and sister off to volunteer at the Barnett Hospital in Paterson,...

"When we started at the end of 1941, older women were home baking. I was younger and went to YMHA in Paterson for social lessons & dances. We helped at the hospital and were wearing our uniforms. There was a sh... More

Anne Ruby (mother), Ann Hersh (cousin) (WAVE), Norma Ruby (sister)

Anne Ruby (mother), Ann Hersh (cousin) (WAVE), Norma Ruby (sister)

Irma (Ruby) Handel's family...Collection of The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high qual... More

Sarah Brody, Army Nurses Corp, World War II photo

Sarah Brody, Army Nurses Corp, World War II photo

"I didn't wear this uniform very much because I wore fatigues during the war (the khakis). In the Army Nurse Corps we automatically are 2nd Lieutenants. There was so much anti-Semitism. Three Christian doctors... More