Gordon Riess oral history interview, part 1 of 4, June 25, 2010

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Description

Riess begins the interview speaking of the background of his mother and father and the international upbringing that he had. Being born in Thessaloniki, Greece, his family then moved around Europe and the United States until finally settling in Hawaii. There, Riess would learn a new culture and make a lot of new friends from various ethnic backgrounds. Next, during his high school years, he would experience the Pearl Harbor attacks while living in Honolulu, watching planes overhead and even seeing a bomb being dropped and plane shot down just blocks away. After this, he would speak about the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, including martial law, war preparations and having blacked out nights. He also speaks about a refugee "sister" that his parents had brought over from Austria and the efforts of German nazi's in Greece.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:59:12

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2010OH1011_01_Riess

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/1011-Riess-Gordon-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1928 Feb 25

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

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Yes

Citation

Riess, Gordon: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Gordon Riess oral history interview, part 1 of 4, June 25, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055765.