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Color photograph of Luise (Trost) Cirillo, interviewed by Angela Nickerson, March 17, 2002, in her home in Pittsfield, Maine. Luise was born in Gesaka, Germany, December 30, 1912, to Otto and Angela (Zumdick) Trost. Due to her family's fear of her outspokenness following Hitler's rise to power, she immigrated to the United States in 1936. She joined the Army Nurse Corp and attained the rank of Lieutenant, serving as a surgical nurse and interpreter for German prisoners. While stationed at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, she met and married Anthony Cirillo of Springfield, Massachusetts. She moved to Pittsfield, Maine in 1950. She died in Pittsfield on March 29, 2011. Detail of p14535.


Women in the Military



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Located at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: AFC 2012/047


World War II, Women in the Military, Female soldiers



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