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Roberta Bremer: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Bermer, Roberta
Interviewer(s):
Rigelhaupt, Jess
Title:
Roberta Bremer: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Roberta Bremer was born in Vallejo, but soon moved to Crockett, where she grew up. She recounts her experiences working in the office of the Boilermakers’ Union, and as a pilot car driver for the truck dispatch, collecting equipment for Kaiser Shipyard Four. She describes how children of Italian descent would get into fights with her son, who is of German descent, during World War II. She also tells of local reactions to the exclusion of Italians from the West Coast, and the confusion following the explosion at Port Chicago.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2008
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Rights:
Bermer, Roberta. "Roberta Bermer: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Jess Rigelhaupt in 2008. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2009.