Bernice Haubert

By excerpt from an essay by student journalist, Rebecca

Bernice Haubert

Born on August 21, 1922 during the Roaring Twenties, Haubert lived with her older brother, mother, and her father in a two-story house.  Her father worked as a trolley conductor in town.  After the stock market crash in 1929, also known as Black Tuesday, Haubert and her family, like many other Americans, went on government relief  set up by Roosevelt’s New Deal.

“I remember there were many for-rent signs,” said Haubert.

At the young age of 19, Haubert went to work as  a secretary in Manhattan, New York.  One day, December 7 , 1941, Haubert remembers hearing the news over the radio of an attack on the ships at Pear Harbor.  “We were in shock,” remarked Haubert.

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