Sergeant Schwartz describes his return from brief journey to vacation on the French Riviera in the summer of 1945.
Letters from War – Irvin Schwartz goes on vacation to the French resort city of Nice, July 1945
While on a post-war vacation on the French Riviera, Sergeant Schwartz describes the sights, the sounds, and the history of Nice, France.
Letters from War – Celebrating Independence Day 1945 in occupied Germany
Sergeant Irvin Schwartz describes the Fourth of July festivities in the ruined city of Nuremberg in July 1945.
Letters from War – Sergeant Schwartz discusses his position in the US Army after the war – Summer 1945
In this letter to to Horace Reber, Irvin Schwartz reveals why he turned down a promotion and his travels through post-war Germany.
Charles Kershner describes Pottsville in the 1850s and details his service in the US Army after the Civil War
In part two of this interview from 1927, Charles Kershner reveals his experiences on the western frontier with the 5th United States Cavalry.
“A matter of life and death” – A reflection on the 1918-19 pandemic’s aftermath in Wilkes-Barre
And a call-to-action to prepare for a new wave of influenza in the autumn of 1919.
Letters from War – Witnessing a massive bombing raid and fighting near Saint-Lô, 1944
In a letter to the West Schuylkill Press-Herald, Irvin Schwartz describes the chaos and carnage of a bombing raid in France.
As Pottsville rapidly expanded in the 1820s, it was missing something important: beer
And a German immigrant with a (now) famous last name raced to Schuylkill County to quench the city's thirst for suds.
Letters from War – Receiving letters and picking up war souvenirs in France, July 1944
In this short letter from July 1944, Schwartz thanks the editor of the Press-Herald and comments on the souvenirs he picked up in France.