Kevin Dwyer

As interviewed by Emily Dwyer
"I thought: Tell me again why I signed up for this? Why did I think this was a good idea?"
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Bahaa Ghobrial

As Interviewed by Kari Siegenthaler
"During the revolution we were Muslims and Christians protesting together. The religion thing is a card that leaders play with in order to divide people to different groups so they can control them. "
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Richard Huynh

As interviewed by Shruti P.
"When the communists came from the North to the South, they shot many people, and didn't care who they shot."
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Michael Mainor

As Interviewed by J.W.
"I am so compassionate about people and kids and people who I don’t know, who I see need help, or are suffering in some kind of way. I help them because it always goes back to when I saw the people of Kuwait walking from their country with no food or any water."
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Rehema Apio

As interviewed by Lila Madden
"Both the government and the rebels were fighting and when the two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. All the people in Northern Uganda suffered."
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Ada Seidemann

As Interviewed by Viktoria H.
"You don’t recover from your losses. You just leave because you are alive."
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Tim Kernan

As Interviewed by Hanna Bottema
"Our primary mission was to track and hopefully capture or eliminate a group of terrorists who are linked to Al Qaeda. "
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Neel Mehta

As Interviewed by Pranathi B.
"You could see you were treated a little different... [Indians] were always looked as inferior to the whites. We had to work quite hard to prove ourselves."
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Frank Estrada

As interviewed by Eleanor E.
"Nobody wanted to go to Vietnam, because they knew that if they went, they wouldn’t come back."
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Gherghina Buican

As interviewed by Gloria M.
"The communist regime was one of the most cruel periods that a human being could endure. There was no right to express your feelings, to talk freely, or to be able to make your own decisions. There was no freedom, everything was abolished"
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As Interviewed by Jack K.
"In the years leading up to the revolution, I knew that we had some relatives that had worked against the Shah. And several of them had been imprisoned. One of them was actually executed by the Shah’s government."
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Gonzalo Garza

As Interviewed by Hunter Kordes
"I don't think God wanted me to be a cotton picker all my life..."
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Bobby Lo

As interviewed by Jonathon L.
"When they [the communists] came they promised all the people one bowl of rice, I mean instead of only getting one bowl of rice they will get three bowls of rice. So naturally the poor people that are hungry, they don’t even know what communism is. All they know is that they get three bowls of rice instead of one bowl, so they became communists."
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Diana Lerner

As Interviewed by Maris Alford
"I am not a native speaker, my Spanish is never perfect, but people are so appreciative of your effort to speak their language, it has never been a problem for me, working in Austin or in Rochester."
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David Fryrear

As Interviewed by Lily Gannon
"I have to keep a positive attitude, that's the only way I can get through each day."
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Khanh Tran

As Interviewed by Harrison T.
"For so many years, the Vietnamese have been independent, but they still have worse human rights."
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Amnon Orent, Ph.D.

As Interviewed by Gabriela Fagelman
"At the same moment my parents came in, rushing in to grab me away from the window. But the thing that I was watching was the synagogue next door burning down."
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Gabriela Vasquez

As Interviewed by Diego Landry
"The police stopped him, and they... noticed his student ID. And as soon as they saw it, they began beating him."
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L.R. Mahmood

Shazil A.
"Racism is a social evil, which is based on discrimination, coming out from color, race, and this type of other distinctive features."
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Jongmin Cho

As interviewed by Caitlin Cho
"When the Japanese occupied Korea, it affected my life and others greatly. Everyone’s life changed dramatically."
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Barry Hodson

As Interviewed by Aaron Pierron
"In Europe, there was still a line of defenses left over from WWII, so there was a huge military presence there. We were always prepared for attacks from Russia, if they tried to overrun Europe, although we were more of a deterrent than anything else."
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Chester Watson

Destin Watson
"One of the things the Japs would throw up in our face is that you’re over here fighting, and trying to kill me, when back there you can’t ride on the same bus; but you didn’t worry about that. To you, that was the way of life, because that’s what was."
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Peter S. Mikedes

As Interviewed by Neha Sangana
"It was the first defeat of the U.S. military establishment."
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Ben Guo

As Interviewed by Allison Lee
"That time, high school graduates had to go work in the countryside and weren’t allowed to attend college."
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Jim D. Hatcher

As interviewed by Dylan H.
"Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night yelling in my sleep – it is mostly about the war. I have seen a lot of things that have happened that I really wish I hadn’t seen. "
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Pastor Lynnae Sorenson

As Interviewed by Dylan Cox
"Well, I think everywhere you go you’re going to run into these problems at different degrees, different understanding of those degrees, but I think it all does come down to, on one hand, ignorance and desire for power over other people and on the other hand, education and shared power... "
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Gene Stone

As Interviewed by Hayden Stone
"She said, of all the things that happened to her in her life, being a little girl in the forest, the noises frightened her more than anything, then or since."
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As Interviewed by Margaret Praderas
"In Iran, we were on ourway to becoming a stable country, but after the Iranian Revolution, things started to go backwards."
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Thomas H.

As interviewed by Zachary H.
"The day that I was captured, we seen the Germans crossing the river, the Rhine river. I was in a big French pill box, and we asked for artillery help, but we never got any. We stayed there for a couple days, firing back and forth. Finally, the Germans used flame throwers, and they burned us out. We had no choice, either surrender or burn up, so we decided to surrender."
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Bill Bellman

As Interviewed by Will Vega
"Just imagine yourself going down to downtown Austin, riding in an open-air Jeep, not knowing that at any moment someone could shoot you out of one of the buildings."
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Victoria Cain

As Interviewed by Andrew Cain
"I just really felt bad for everybody."
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Yvonne Weber

As Interviewed by Caroline V.
"The FBI came to our house and questioned my mother, and so there was a period when it was very uncertain what was going to happen."
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Rusmir Music

As Interviewed by Vincent Hao
"It was just that I had a desire to help people understand, especially my personal background and help them see and accept difference, and to see that difference isn’t bad, its just different. "
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Kalidas Vasamsetti

As Interviewed by A. K.
"I like to remember the war as being fought under a blanket because we weren’t really informed about what was going on."
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As Interviewed by Gabriel M.
"I remember the week of the revolution, right before it happened, they shut down all schools. "
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Paloma Diaz

As Interviewed by Bela Madrid
"You don’t know what democracy is until you lose it. We lost it, we know why it’s important. We want people to not be afraid to talk about politics. We want people to be interested in the destiny of their country."
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Jing L. Black

As Interviewed by Kevin B.
"We were educated how Chairman Mao was good, how he was our god, and we worshipped him every day."
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Manzur Yazdani

As Interviewed by Sian Y.
"Since it was not very safe in the city, we used to live in Dhaka at the time, we went to our village all of our family and extended families walked a long distance to our village. So we stayed in the city for some time, but when it was unsafe, we actually had to move to the village."
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Bryan McCarthy

As Interviewed by E. L.
"My partner committed suicide May 5th, 2010, and that certainly moved me to work on behalf of the veterans..."
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Stanley Miyahara

As Interviewed by Stephanie K
"Can see the ocean clearly from the mountain and saw the ships in the ocean shooting their cannons into the sky."
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Larry Riegle

As Interviewed by Daniel Crumb
"Our mission of the company was to conduct investigations and interviews of American citizens living in Germany"
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Chris C. Jones

As Interviewed by Spencer Szilagyi-Jones
"You never really have this always ready to fight attitude at home."
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Fernando Saralegui

As Interviewed by Mateo Saralegui
"Batista was a pretty corrupt politician. Batista was the dictator of Cuba before the revolution, and my father and many of his colleagues knew that he wasn’t the future of Cuba."
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Eva F.

As Interviewed by Maria S.
"They closed the congress, eliminated the elections, took over the power, put people in jail, tortured, and killed..."
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Thorne Dreyer

As Interviewed by Rose van Overbeek
"Democracy isn’t something that just happens in elections. We have to make democracy happen every day of our lives."
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As Interviewed by Alex Kachkine
"There was a joke – society was compared to a dog; the dog’s leash was let out far, and it could bark all it wanted. That’s all."
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Joan Baldauf

As interviewed as Aaron B.
"Suddenly after Hitler came to power, they stopped playing with him, they wouldn't play with him."
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Tom Kovar

Calena Kovar
"I want them to know that the Holocaust did exist. I was a part of it."
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Brandon Kaung

As Interviewed by Tyler Kaung
"One thing that is very obvious to me is that if we applied to get a phone line, it would take so many years and needed bribery. If we were relatives of the military dictatorship, it would take only two days. "
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