Rev. William "Father Bill" Amann
Rev. William “Father Bill” Amann was born in 1928 and experienced the war as a teenager living in Rochester, New York, where he worked for the Eastman Kodak Company during the summer. He later attended seminary, also in Rochester. Father Bill has been a priest for sixty-five years and currently works part-time at St. Joseph’s Church in Penfield, New York.
In this interview, Father Bill shares his encounter with a crew of German POW’s shoveling snow in Rochester. He also recalls hearing about the war from his brother-in-law in the service and visiting family in Austria after the war.
Interviewee: Rev. William “Father Bill” Amann
Interviewer: Celeste Schantz Kovachi
Archival Processor: Katy Shenk
Copyeditor: Erica Fugger
Date: April 23, 2018
Location: St. Joseph’s Church, Penfield, New York
Session: 1 and 2
Contributor: Newark Public Library
Project: National Home Front Project
Accession Number: AmannWilliam_HFN-OH_042318