Robert Fox lived in Silver Spring, MD and in Mount Vernon, NY during WWII. His father was in the army and worked on the Manhattan Project as a lawyer.
In this interview, Robert Fox recounts his experiences as a young child on the Hone Front. He participated in many war effort activities such as canning, victory gardens, and rationing. He discusses magazines that published articles and photos of the Holocaust in the weeks following the end of the war and how anti-Semitism was prevalent in his Catholic Church. He also tells of a couple that fled the Nazis and became important people in his life during and after the war.
Interviewee: Robert Fox
Interviewers: Caroline Draper, Annie Javitt, Lauren Moynihan, Aiden Gerlach
Archival Processor: Annie Javitt
Copyeditor: Mari Mullane
Date: September 16, 2018
Location: Chestertown, MD
Session Number: 1
Project: National Home Front Project
Interview Contributor: Washington College
Accession Number: FoxRobert_HFL-OH_091618