Interviewing Oma



My mother was born in Germany in 1934. She grew up during World War Two, was adopted and moved to the United States after the war. She has a lot of stories and every week or so we will listen to them here.


  • Episode 6

    16/01/2017 Duração: 22min

    Living with the Nuns. Getting sick. Dad. Uncle. Aunt. Nivea.

  • Episode 5

    31/10/2016 Duração: 18min

    The Telefunken. First opera. Opa goes to jail. The police come by for a visit. Hitlerjugend (Hitler Youth). Washing hair.

  • Episode 4

    24/10/2016 Duração: 18min

    Stealing an American's jacket. Oma makes bread. The fake older sister.BBC The problem with having friends during the war. Cousin Waltraut.

  • Episode 3

    17/10/2016 Duração: 27min

    First bubblegum. The older cousin. Mutti, Sister. The girl with the Mamie Eisenhower haircut. Chantelle Rytter, founder of the Grateful Gluttons and the Atlanta Lantern Parade, guest-interviewed this week's show. Thanks Chantelle!  

  • Episode 2

    10/10/2016 Duração: 22min

    Opa. Karl Ludolph. Bertha Koch Ludolph. Whiskey the Dog. The prison camp. Americans. Living in the kitchen. Opa negotiating for Oma's oma to use their own bathroom. 

  • Episode 1

    02/10/2016 Duração: 15min

    Episode one.  Tütes. Bomb Shelters. Air Raid Sirens. Shoes. The Brits. Amis. Poles. Russians. Kassel. The book she mentions is Bill Bryson's "Notes From A Small Island".