Thursday, March 1, 2007

Participants Needed for GPB's World War II Veterans Oral History Project

Georgia Public Broadcasting's Education division is looking for participants for GPB's World War II Veterans Oral History Project that documents the life experiences and memories of Georgia's World War II generation.

This project is not only an effort to preserve the firsthand oral history accounts of Georgia's World War II generation, but it is also an opportunity to share their often untold stories with younger generations and generations to come so that their legacy may thrive.

In order for the lessons of this generation to be told, GPB Education will conduct interviews with a diverse group from the World War II generation. All interviews will take place in a convenient location for the interviewee and last an average of 60 minutes.

GPB Education would like to interview Georgia citizens who are WWII veterans and Georgia citizens who supported efforts on the home front, or Georgia citizens who otherwise have firsthand knowledge of Georgia during this time period. This includes, but is not limited to, generals, privates, "Rosie the Riveters," bomber crews, doctors and infantry troops.

Participants will have their life experiences before, during and after World War II documented and archived on the project's website. Mementos significant to each participant's oral history account of World War II will also be archived on GPB's World War II Veterans Oral History Project's website.

Upon the conclusion of the project, GPB Education will provide an unedited version of the participant's interview to the participant.

If you are interested in being interviewed or would like further information, please call 1-888-685-0304 or e-mail