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Oral history interview with Julian Noga

Oral History | Accession Number: 2000.369 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0066

Julian Noga, born July 31, 1921 in Poland, discusses his parents’ pre-war life in the United States; his mother’s decision to move to Poland after World War I; growing up in Poland; life in Tarnów, Poland; life after the German invasion of Poland; being taken by the Germans to Linz, Austria to work on a farm; meeting and falling in love with the farmer’s daughter and being arrested by the Gestapo for that relationship; being sent to Flossenbürg concentration camp; his experiences in the camp; being liberated by American forces during a death march to Dachau; reuniting with his wife and getting married; starting a family and immigrating to the United States; meeting his father; becoming an American citizen; his experiences living in New York, NY; co-founding the Newcomers Organization; starting a monument building company; sharing his Holocaust experiences publicly; going back to visit Flossenbürg; going back to Poland; creating a monument for the American soldiers who liberated him; the importance of Holocaust remembrance; his views on antisemitism in pre-war Poland; working with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC; working for an American radio station; contemporary American politics; his volunteer work with various Polish organizations; and his view on American-Polish relations.

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Noga, Julian
Beyer, Regine
interview:  2000 December 14
Oral histories.
4 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:51:37
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