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Oral history interview with Jan Nowak

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0304

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

Jan Nowak, born in Warsaw, Poland in 1913, describes his family and childhood; his relationships with Jewish friends as he grew up; joining the underground resistance movement in the spring of 1941 and distributing anti-Nazi propaganda; traveling throughout Europe as a railway worker and trying to find agents to distribute the propaganda until the spring of 1943, when he was forced to escape Poland on a ship bound for Sweden; trying to convince the British and Americans of the reality of the Holocaust but not being believed; and his unhappiness with the rest of the world finally discovering the Nazi atrocities.

Interviewee
Jan Nowak
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1995 February 21  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 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 11:13:08
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