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Margaret Fahrenholtz: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Fahrenholtz, Margaret
Interviewer(s):
Rigelhaupt, Jess
Title:
Margaret Fahrenholtz: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Margaret Fahrenholtz grew up on a farm just north of Great Falls, Montana and moved to Richmond in 1941 to help her aunt with child care. Eventually, she worked there at the War Manpower Commission. She discusses harvest time on the farm in Montana, and her parents’ support for the rest of the family during the Depression. She recounts the local reaction in Richmond to the attack on Pearl Harbor and feelings about the internment of Japanese Americans. We also hear of reactions to the use of atomic bombs in Japan and her being reunited with her brothers who served overseas.
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:
Fahrenholtz, Margaret. "Margaret Fahrenholtz: 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.