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Albert Karasz, 88, of Alexandria, VA, was a Corporal in the O.S.S. (Office of Strategic Services, a precursor to the CIA) during World War II, af… Read More
Albert Karasz, 88, of Alexandria, VA, was a Corporal in the O.S.S. (Office of Strategic Services, a precursor to the CIA) during World War II, after being inducted in 1942. He still has many of his official records, and belongings from the time, such as a secret journal he kept while in China and Europe, photographs, his Honorable Discharge forms from February 1946, a “Handbook for Employees” of the CIA, and other items he has held onto since his days in service. Read Less
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Albert Karasz
The photograph from a memory book his daughter put together for him. Pictured: Harry Smith (friend), John Karasz (brother), and Albert Karasz.
After pulling out his uniform from the attic, he is surprised that it still fits, and comments on how handsome he looks in it.
His wife, Ana-Greta Karasz, passed away two years ago after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for many years. Albert now lives with his daughter Ilonka Karasz, 52, in Alexandria, VA.
Karasz' daughter, Ilonka Karasz, 52, has lived in this same home with her parents her whole life.
He utilizes modern technology, such as Skype, to maintain relationships with his deceased wife's family in Germany.
Here, he reads from a "secret journal" dated 1945, from his time in China.