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Oral history interview with Frieda Greinegger Noga

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0172

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Frieda Greinegger Noga, born on October 20, 1920 in Schmidgraben, Austria, discusses her childhood; her father’s work as a farmer and not being able to find any help on his farm once the war broke out in 1939; seeing one of her brothers conscripted into the army; her father being able to hire two Polish men as farmhands after the German invasion of Poland; meeting Julian Noga, one of the farmhands, and teaching him German while slowly developing a romance with him; her arrest as a Polish sympathizer in 1941 and being held for eleven days; her second arrest in November 1941 for having "relations with a Pole" and having to go to Ravensbrück to do forced labor unloading bricks from barges and working as a seamstress sewing uniforms for other prisoners; returning home in August 1942 because her father had paid for her freedom; reuniting with Julian on May 18, 1945 and soon marrying him; and immigrating to the United States with Julian.

Interviewee
Frieda Noga
Interviewer
Linda G. Kuzmack
Date
1990 December 11  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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