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Oral history interview with Edward Novakoff

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

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    Oral history interview with Edward Novakoff


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Edward Novakoff
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  1996 September 22
    creation: Washington (D.C.)

    Physical Details

    English Yiddish
    Oral histories.
    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Novakoff, Edward, 1926-

    Administrative Notes

    Gail Schwartz, a volunteer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch conducted this interview on September 22, 1996, in Washington, DC. The interview was transferred to the Museum Archives on September 22, 1996.
    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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