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Oral history interview with Julian Noga

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0171

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Julian Noga, born in 1921 in Skrzynka, Poland, describes growing up in a Catholic family; moving from Skrzynka to Tarnow, Poland to train to be a baker; his deportation in 1939 to Austria to do farm labor after he was caught hiding a rifle; meeting the farm owner’s daughter, Frieda, who would become his future wife; being arrested in 1941 because relationships between Austrians and Poles were illegal; going to a jail in Linz, Austria and then being deported in 1942 to the Flossenbürg concentration camp, where he worked in a chain gang in the quarry placing dynamite at the deepest levels; getting tattooed; being saved from going to Auschwitz by a man named Hans Bower; going on a forced march that began on April 20, 1945 toward Dachau but being liberated by United States forces; reuniting with Frieda and marrying her soon after the war; and immigrating in 1948 to the United States, where he opened a stonemasonry business called Lincoln-Jenny Memorials.

Interviewee
Julian Noga
Interviewer
Linda G. Kuzmack
Date
1990 December 11  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:06:40
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