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Oral history interview with Jan Nowak

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0304

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    Oral history interview with Jan Nowak


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Jan Nowak
    Randy M. Goldman
    interview:  1995 February 21
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Nowak, Jan, 1913-2005.

    Administrative Notes

    Randy M. Goldman, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Jan Nowak on February 22, 1995.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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