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Oral history interview with Edward Novakoff

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0409 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0044

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Edward Novakoff, born in 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts, discusses his Ukrainian and Lithuanian immigrant parents; enlisting in the U.S. Army in December 1943; being shipped to Marseilles, France with the 90th Infantry Division; seeing his company wiped out in November 1944; fighting in southern Germany in January 1945; arriving at Flossenbürg in May 1945 and seeing the conditions and the survivors; his transfer to the 26th Regiment, 1st Infantry in August 1945; guarding prisoners for the Nuremburg Trials; having contact with Nuremburg prisoners; returning to the U.S. in December 1945; his life after the war; and helping to create the largest Jewish cemetery in the Boston area.

Interviewee
Edward Novakoff
Interviewer
Gail Schwartz
Date
1996 September 22  (interview)
Language
English
Yiddish
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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