Jun 3, 2022
On Memorial Day weekend, Hoosier History Live will follow up previous shows that featured World War II veterans. This time, we will focus on children and teenagers, now in their 80s and 90s, who dealt with special challenges during what many historians consider the most cataclysmic event of the 20th century.
Nelson’s guests will include a retired teacher in Carmel who spent World War II in an internment camp for Japanese Americans. She will be joined by an author, chaplain and World War II historian who, in addition to interviewing veterans, has been collecting the stories of Hoosiers who were “children of war”. They include a Carmel resident who, as a 7-year-old girl, witnessed the attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941, and a Zionsville resident whose Polish family fled both the Nazis and the Soviets.