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World War 2

A debate about whether Nolan’s Dunkirk whitewashes history is perfectly legitimate but

Courtesy of Al Bronzini

 

“This is old Italian neighborhood,” Al Bronzini says. “That’s the house I was raised in, right there.” Al is showing me some of the places that were important to him growing up in East Oakland, almost 80 years ago. “Boy this is different,” he says. “Wow.”

Over 25 years ago curators Alan Teller and Jerri Zbiral went to an estate sale in Illinois.  Jerri says they stumbled upon a shoebox that would change their lives.

Over 25 years ago curators Alan Teller and Jerri Zbiral went to an estate sale in Illinois, and stumbled upon a shoebox that would change their lives.