Alonza Jones Interview, 2014-12-11
Started in 2013, the Museum of History and Holocaust Education's Oral History Program preserves first-hand accounts of past events through recorded film. To date, over 50 individuals have participated, contributing valuable content to museum programming, exhibitions, and K-12 curriculum.
The MHHE Oral History Program includes two ongoing projects, the Legacy Series and Immigrant Stories. Through the Legacy Series, we preserve the experiences of Holocaust survivors, World War II veterans, home front workers, and others who lived during the Second World War. Through the Immigrant Stories oral history project, we interview individuals who have first or second-hand experiences of immigration.
More resources, including educator resources and links to shorter video clips, can be found at the MHHE's Legacy Series homepage.
- Creation: 2014-12-11
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Biographical / Historical
Born in Alabama in 1926, Alonza Jones grew up in Columbus, Georgia. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943 and served over two years in the Pacific, both on Guadalcanal and Okinawa. After the war he built airplanes for the Lockheed Corporation and later obtained a job with the United States Postal Service. Jones in lives in East Point, Georgia. He recorded his oral history interview at Kennesaw State University in December 2014.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
James Newberry, Museum of History and Holocaust Education, Kennesaw State University.