As an aside, the day before my 2d birthday, Dec 8, 1941, my mother was listening to the radio and we went outside to wait for my father to come from work. When he arrived she told him that Pearl Harbor was just bombed. He told her that he had heard about it on the way home on the car radio. I can remember that conversation as if it were yesterday. After that all the fathers and grandfathers had world maps on the living room walls and marked the places where their sons, grandsons and other relatives and neighbors sons were located. Every night at dinner the war and world events were discussed and listened to over the radio. I well remember FDRs Fireside Chats and Mayor LaGuardia's reading of the Sunday funny papers on the radio. People my age and a little older grew up with extensive knowledge of Nazism and Japanese Imperialism. We weren't as dumb and hog stupid about the world around us as the under educated and lied to students of today. That is why the German woman was correct about her recollections. And BTW, my wife is German and was born in Jul '37 and can tell many first hand stories about the entire war and aftermath. Anyone who says young kids can't remember things must have been too busy playing with their wee wee.