June Gaston

This memory bank follows June from the stories of her parents and grandparents; to her early years growing up in Yonkers; through her adult years of becoming a teacher and marrying Steve. Chapter 2 captures the voice of June's mother, Agnes Imhof Gaston, as she describes her experience during WWII. Chapter 5 includes other voices from the past.

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“My father set sail in 1939”

1:23

“The Nazis arrived in 1944”

0:41

“My father joined the American army”

0:46

“My parents got married in Haifa”

1:17

“My father owned a tool and die corp”

0:54

“My dad was someone I could talk to”

1:19

“A rose for every year of his life”

0:54

“The evolution of the family name”

0:47

“My dad's family came after the 56 revolution”

0:39

“My grandmother committed suicide”

1:35

“My mother's father lived with us”

1:13

“My mom's mom died when she was 14”

0:54

“My mom had a lot of health issues”

1:45

“Meeting Magda”

1:59

“I was in the Soviet Union when my mother passed away”

1:26

“Theirs was a tough relationship”

0:47