George Berlin World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

George Berlin World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States. Army.
United States -- History, Military.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Interviews.
Lawrence (Kan.) -- Oral history.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Belgium -- Bastogne.

Description

George Berlin enlisted in the United States Army in December 1942. He served in the 75th Infantry Division until he was discharged in October 1945. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on March 12, 2007, Berlin talked about his military experiences during the Second World War. Berlin was born on July 15, 1921, in Ottawa, Kansas. He went to basic training at Fort Riley, Kansas, before joining the 75th Infantry Division at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri in 1944. He was then stationed in Wales. While in Europe, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium, the Battle of the Colmar with the First French Army in Alsace, and the Battle of the Ruhr. After the war, Berlin moved to Topeka, Kansas. He received a bachelor’s degree from Washburn University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Kansas.

Creator

Berlin, George

Source

Kansas Veterans of World War II Oral History Project / Lawrence Remembers: The World War II Years Project

Publisher

Lawrence Public Library (Lawrence, Kan.)

Date

2007-03-12

Contributor

Johnston, Pattie
Kansas State Historical Society

Rights

The original copy of this video is available through the Lawrence Public Library. The Watkins Museum of History and the Kansas State Historical Society also have interviews associated with this project, which was funded through a grant program passed by the Kansas State Legislature in 2005. Researchers are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions for uses other than educational or scholarly research. Contact the Watkins Museum of History for additional information: https://www.watkinsmuseum.org/

Relation

To access the video recording of this oral history, go to: https://archive.org/details/berlin-george-wwii-interview
The Watkins Museum of History also holds items related to this collection.
Transcripts for this project are available through the Kansas Memory Digital Collection: https://www.kansasmemory.org/item/211938
Other resources for interviews with World War II veterans are available through the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project: https://www.loc.gov/vets/vets-home.htm

Format

MP4

Language

eng

Type

Oral History

Identifier

Berlin_George WII Interview

Coverage

Europe
1939 - 1945

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Berlin, George

Location

Douglas County (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

1:02:47

Bit Rate/Frequency

127 kbit/s (audio)
1626 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Berlin, George, “George Berlin World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed June 28, 2022, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1722.

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