Johnson, Brunhilde (Interview transcript and video), 2017

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Johnson, Brunhilde (Interview transcript and video), 2017

Description

Bruni Johnson was born on April 17th, 1937 in Berlin, Germany. As a young child, Bruni was sent to work on her aunt and uncle's farm out in the country during the early years of the Second World War. In 1945, she returned to Berlin and experienced several Allied bombing campaigns. After the war, the Russians marched into Berlin and Bruni's family's home was converted into a temporary hospital for the wounded Russian soldiers. Her family lived in what became West Berlin after the Berlin Wall was built and, upon graduating high school, Bruni went to England to learn English and then went to France to learn French. She later went on to college and became a translator before marrying an American soldier on August 13th, 1961. The couple then moved to the United States in 1962 to start a family together.

Coverage

World War II

Date

2017-07-18

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Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI, 49401.

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_JohnsonB2145V

Format

video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Johnson, Brunhilde Anne Rika, “Johnson, Brunhilde (Interview transcript and video), 2017,” Digital Collections, accessed October 25, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/45551.
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