AJL: So, what do you think are the most important impressions and lessons that you take away from your family’s World War II, and Holocaust, and immigration experiences? DJ: I think, just my initial impressions are just fate, luck,…

"Yes, I went there…and…he did graduate, and I was there. My wife wasn’t there, she had passed away, but I sat there during that graduation and…I think I was kind of transfixed because my grandson was graduating from one of the best schools…

"I had a wife. Her name was Mattie. I met her in college. We stayed married a long time. She passed away about 4 or 5 years ago. She was a teacher. She taught elementary school. She also taught special education, now, if you have any educators…

I was asked to speak at Fort Gillem recently, and when I came to Fort Gillem, the base commandant asked to speak to me. So I went to see General Wagner and General Jujitsky [spelling], who happened to be both of Polish Heritage, and they told me what…

"[I became} a member of the congregation of The Temple on Peachtree Street... I taught Hebrew there for twenty years... Started in 1975 or 1976. I remember the Bremen asked me once to speak... and I said, 'No, I can never do that. This is beyond me.'…

“We have a common obligation to make this a better world for the privilege of living on this earth, of living in this world. And we gotta work at it to do that. We gotta make things happen to make this a better world. We gotta serve the…

“This medal was authorized by President Obama in 2012. And they had a big deal where it was presented by some general in Washington, and I think Obama was supposed to be present, but something else came up and he didn't make it, but anyway, it was…

“I went to…a national meeting of the American Rosie the Riveter Association in Nashville. When I came back I called the Rome News-Tribune and spoke to this young man. And I told him a little about…who Rosie the Riveters were. It’s amazing how…