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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“Jewish students had to leave the school”

2:00

“The Nazis came to Hungary on a Sunday in 1944”

1:16

“We hoped the Jews in Budapest would survive”

0:52

“From Dachau to Ravensbruck”

1:22

“Arriving at Ravensbruck”

2:16

“Conditions at Ravensbruck”

1:35

“Work at Spandau by Berlin”

1:18

“We heard that the Germans were not doing well”

1:25

“Stay or Go? Oranienburg Sachsenhausen”

2:07

“We were liberated on April 23”

1:05

“The journey back to Hungary”

2:53

“My father picked me up”

1:29

“I hope it doesn't happen again”

0:35

“I survived with God's help”

1:22

“We didn't know there were gas chambers”

0:59

“My hardest times..”

1:35

“I pray that there will be no kind of war”

0:44