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Document Details


Title: Toby Haaz
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: Initially I was to interview solely my grandmother, of my father's lineage. However, my subjects had doubled in number as my grandmother required the aid of her sister who currently resides in San Francisco. As a matter of attempting to fashion the reader into understanding fully the forthcoming interview, a short biography is required. Toby is an old fashioned woman who will neither accept anything not to her liking nor anything insulting. She worked full time until the age of seventy-seven and lost her husband, Steven, my father's father, in 1981. He was a hard nosed soldier, who enlisted in the French Foreign Legion at the age of seventeen. The Legion was, by many standards, organized mercenaries. He emigrated to the United States, and met my grandmother in Chicago were she grew up. Much of my family has roots dug deep into the military. My mother's father, Harold, a captain in the Army Air Corps was shot down over Germany and was held as a prisoner of war until the war's end. When I queried my grandmother (maternal) about this, she declined to answer, and I did not pursue it any further.
URL: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~amnornes/jeffrey.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Haaz, Toby, 1915(?)-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1915
Age at speaking: 83
Document location: Hollywood, CA
Document date: 03-Mar-1998
Interviewer: Haaz, Jeffrey
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: OHI0029288-32432