• Chicago Cold War: Caryl May

    May, Caryl, Wright, Brandon

    In 1949, when Caryl May was in the fifth grade, she began a pen pal relationship with a young East German boy named Gerhard Bach. One day, May received a letter from East Germany, and subsequently nev…

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  • Chalus, Bohdan

    Vietnam War, 1961-1975 1964-1968 United States. Marine Corps

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  • Chicago Cold War: Dace Kezbers

    Kezbers, Dace, Yaros, Craig

    Dace Kezbers was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1943. Shortly after she was born, her family moved into a Displaced Persons camp in Germany to avoid the Soviet occupation of Latvia. Kezbers and her family m…

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  • Chicago Cold War: Dzafer J. Kulenovic

    Kulenovic, Dzafer J, Yaros, Craig

    Dzafer Kulenovic was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1965. He moved to the United States in 1974 after receiving several death threats from the Yugolsavian government. A Bosnian Muslim or Bosniak, Kul…

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  • Chicago Cold War: Inese Stokes

    Stokes, Inese, Ohlson, Walter H

    Daughter of activist and staunch anti-communists, Arnold and Verena Strautnieks of Jelgava, Latvia, Inese Stokes lived in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany for five years, before her family immigrat…

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