For our May 29-30 Memorial Day broadcast, we did a fascinating segment about Jewish veterans of World War II, and Jason Steinhauer of the Veterans History Project was kind enough to join us in the studio. The Veterans History Project is part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, and they continue to collect the remembrances of veterans of all backgrounds.
The project relies on volunteers to record veterans’ narratives, using guidelines accessible here. Veterans who’d like to have their wartime experiences recorded, and volunteer interviewers can request information at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the toll-free phone message line at (888) 371-5848.
Jason had many more veterans’ stories from World War II than we were able to air on State of Belief. If you’d like to hear more about his research and the Veterans History Project, you can catch a lecture Jason gave in May as part of the Library of Congress’s commemoration of Jewish American Heritage Month by clicking here.