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    • Oral History Interview with Carmine Hea 

      Dewesse, Katie (2007-08-31)
      Carmine immigrated from Italy and has lived in the United States for seven years. He describes his life in America as a Chef, he has received various awards for having the best pizza in the country.
    • Oral history interview with Donato Monaco 

      Iliff, Dan (2007-01-30)
      Mr. Donato, a first generation Italian immigrant, discusses a wide range of topics detailing his experience as an immigrant in the New York and Danbury areas. Topics of historical interest discussed include agrarian issues ...
    • Oral History Interview with Francesco D. Piselli 

      Ballaro, Kimberly (2007-08-31)
      Francesco describes the state of his homeland after WWII and goes on to tell of his family's immigration. He describes the financial motivations of many Italian immigrants, including his own family's.
    • Oral History Interview with Hertha Debrizzi 

      Faruolo, Dana (2007-08-08)
    • Oral History Interview with Jack Sikora 

      Herekar, Abhishek (2007-08-31)
      Jack Sikora, briefly describes the lives of his maternal and paternal grandparents who all immigrated to America from Poland. He then describes his only childhood and his role in the Vietnam War with its challenges and ...
    • Oral History Interview with Joseph DeSantis 

      Kallomaki, Jamie (2007-08-31)
      Joseph DeSantis served in the Italian Army, met his wife in Israel. After a divorce, he sought to re-connect with his daughter in the United States. He came to the United States in search of her, he adapted to life in the ...
    • Oral History Interview with Josephine Rizzo 

      Fingerman, Thomas (2007-08-31)
      Josephine Rizzo sought to come to America for a life of better opportunities and to monetarily aid her parents back in Italy. She describes her resolve to be given a Visa to enter the United States, and continued further ...
    • Oral history interview with Leticia Ortiz 

      Gregory, Richard (2007-03-25)
      The interviewee, a Colombian immigrant, recalls her experiences in her home country as well as the various changes she underwent upon her arrival as an immigrant in the United States. Topics include Columbian governmental ...
    • Oral History Interview with Lore McCarthy 

      Smith, Colleen (2007-08-31)
      Lore McCarthy describes life before Hitler came to power and when the tides turned and life became very difficult for the half-Christian half-Jewish girl. She discusses the conditions during the war, and her meeting with ...
    • Oral history interview with Lucia Lamperelli 

      Lamperelli, Joe (2007-03-25)
      Mrs. Lamperelli relates her story as an Italian immigrant who endures a harrowing and prolonged seaborne trans-Atlantic journey. Her arranged marriage, culture shock, and struggles to overcome familial problems, language ...
    • Oral History Interview with Luciano Bedini 

      Bedini, Luke (2007-08-31)
      Luciano immigrated with his family as a young age in search of a better life. He describes their seven year wait to obtain a Visa and the scrutinization that accompanied it.
    • Oral History Interview with Luis Dos Santos 

      Austin, Brian (2007-08-02)
      Luis Dos Santos, a 35 year old WestConn Police Officer is a first generation immigrant from Portugal. Dos Santos discusses Portuguese Immigration and the differing cultural aspects of American and Portuguese society as ...
    • Oral History Interview with M.W. 

      Coll, Joseph (2007-08-31)
    • Oral History Interview with Margarete Deutseh 

      Hochheiser, Joseph (2007-08-31)
      Margarete and her mother left Austria to escape the Germans. She describes the journey of her brother and sister and the tragic loss of her father. She goes on to describe the later years of her life in America including ...
    • Oral History Interview with Marie Borgia 

      Cullen, Peter (2007-08-31)
      Marie Borgia was born in Sicily with the onset of the Great Depression, followed by World War II. She recounts the story of her brother who served for the Allies in WWII and was taken prisoner. She talks of her arrival in ...
    • Oral History Interview with Marte Landgrebe 

      Unknown (2007-08-31)
      Marte describes her duties as a Probate Judge and her motivations and influences to becoming a judge. She goes on to discuss immigration issues including foreign adoptions and immigration laws.
    • Oral History Interview with Miriam Xiquez 

      Schwartz, Stephen (2007-08-31)
      Miriam immigrated to the United States after the Communist Government takeover. She discusses her rationale for immigrating as well as the process for obtaining the necessary paperwork.
    • Oral history interview with Munir Fahreddine 

      Fayyad, Linda (2007-03-25)
      Mr. Fahreddine relates his experiences living in Lebanon as a youth to his move to America seeking better employment opportunities. Similarities between Lebanon and Danbury Ct. are covered, as is the subjects life as a ...
    • Oral History Interview with Ravneet Kaur 

      Lee, Katherine (2007-08-31)
      Ravneet Kaur was born in India, then immigrated as a child with her family to the United States. She describes the immigration process and some of the challenges facing many new immigrants today.
    • Oral History Interview with Sabaythip Oumsou 

      Feller, Laura (2007-08-08)
      WestConn Newbury Hall Resident Director Sabay discuss her childhood struggles being born during the Vietnam War, being placed in a refugee camp and her familial struggles of assimilation to American culture and society.