Luise (Trost) Cirillo, interviewed by Angela Nickerson
Scope and Contents
The Maine Women Veterans Oral History Project collected oral interviews with women veterans through a collaborative effort of the Maine commission on women veterans, the Maine Studies program at UMaine, and the Women Studies program at UMaine. Includes WWII, Vietnam, and Desert Storm.
- Creation: 2000-2003
- Nickerson, Angela (Person)
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From the Collection: 68 items
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
NA3225 Luise (Trost) Cirillo, interviewed by Angela Nickerson, March 17, 2002, Pittsfield, Maine. Cirillo (b. 1912) talks about being growing up in Germany; working as a cook; coming to the U. S. in 1936 to escape Hitler’s Germany; meeting the Von Trapp family; first impressions of America; training to be a nurse; treating patients with malaria; difficulty joining the Navy as a German; her leisure time; working in a military hospital; secret marriage; hearing about the end of WWII; her military leave; living in Boston with her husband; private duty nurse at Deaconess Hospital in Boston; public health nurse in Springfield, MA; husband studied to be a lawyer; his job offer in Pittsfield, Maine in 1950; husband served as District Attorney for 3 terms in Skowhegan, ME; meeting Galen Cole; experiences of her parents in Germany during and after the war; how life in Europe was different after the war. Text: 36 pp. transcript. Recording: mfc_na3225_c2329_01, mfc_na3225_c2329_02 (C 2329) 00:01:36. Photographs: p14535, p14536. Restrictions: None.
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