Joan Rosenberg Kovachi
Joan Rosenberg Kovachi was a child during the outbreak of World War II. She grew up with her twin sister and parents in Buffalo, New York, and her father worked for the Merchant Marines as an engineer.
Joan remembers hearing President Roosevelt’s announcement of the U.S.’s entry into the war on the radio. She recalls memories of her father and his role as a Merchant Marine on the Great Lakes. She also remembers her aunts enjoying their factory work, but being forced to relinquish their jobs when the men returned from war.
Narrator: Joan Rosenberg Kovachi
Interviewer: Celeste Schantz Kovachi
Archival Processor: Katy Shenk
Archival Processor: Erica Fugger
Date: May 3, 2018
Location: Ontario, New York
Session Number: 1
Contributor: Newark Public Library
Project: National Home Front Project
Accession Number: KovachiJoan_HFN-OH_050318