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Document Details


Title: Sidney Fine
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Collection: Personal Oral History
Description: On Friday, March 13, 1998 I interviewed Professor Sidney Fine about his involvement and experiences in World War II and the Japanese occupation. He is a long-time professor of history at the University of Michigan, an authority on the history of America and the New Deal, as well as a Golden Apple award winner. He was born on October 11, 1920 in Cleveland, Ohio. During the war, Professor Fine served in the Office of Naval Intelligence. His assignment was in the Seventh fleet Naval intelligence, Unit three. He began his service as an Ensign and was latter promoted to Lieutenant, Junior grade. Professor Fine was mainly responsible for Japanese translation and occasional interrogation of prisoners. The transcript of his interview follows...
URL: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~amnornes/james.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Fine, Sidney, 1920-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 11-Oct-1920
Speaker place of birth: Cleveland, OH; Ohio; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Military personnel; Professor
Age at speaking: 78
Document date: 1998
Interviewer: Eliassen, James
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Michigan; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Biography; Interviews; Local history; Michigan; Michigan--History; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--History; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029287-32430