Category Archives: WWII

WWII Refugee Memoir: One Family, Many Voices

It’s never too late to write your family stories, and don’t be dismayed if it takes many years to finish. My mother’s memoir, Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, about her childhood in Japan during WWII, took about ten years, with the … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary stories

My mother was a 16-year-old living near Tokyo when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The war seemed far away to a teenager busy working to help support the family, but soon she was following radio broadcasts to hear of bombs … Continue reading

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Grannie Annie kids tell WWII family stories

The heirloom silver spoon that stopped a bullet, a kind woman who saved the enemy and found a husband, hiding from Germans in North Carolina, a beach full of oranges—these are some of the stories found in Echoes From World … Continue reading

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