Inez Sunshine, a Jewish American woman, was born in Buffalo, New York in July 1936. Her husband Anthony Samosky grew up in South Africa, and his father served in the South African military. Inez’s father was in the scrap metal business during World War II.
In this interview, Inez discusses lighting candles and saying prayers for President Roosevelt and the “boys serving oversees,” as well as the various ways that shortages and rationing affected her family, specifically the rationing of poultry and stockings. She also speaks about her dad collecting scrap metals locally and from drives to sell to the government and military groups during the war. She recalls visiting Auschwitz many years after the war and describes her first time learning that her family had lost someone in the Holocaust. Her husband remembers meeting his father for the first time after he came home.