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Oral history interview with Aleksandar Nikolovski

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2012.354.26 | RG Number: RG-50.676.0026

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    Oral history interview with Aleksandar Nikolovski


    Interview Summary
    Aleksandar Nikolovski, born March 9, 1936 in Skopje, Yugoslavia (now in Macedonia), describes his mother, who worked as an apprentice to a Jewish seamstress; how at the beginning of the war, his mother was left alone after his father left for the army and they received a lot of help from Jews; his Jewish classmates; Jews being forced to wear yellow markings on their sleeves; living next to the Monopol tobacco depot and visiting the Monopol often; witnessing the Jews being taken to the Monopol and seeing several escape; getting water to the Jews in Monopol; watching as the Jews were beaten and forced onto trains labeled BGZ (Bulgarian State Railway Company); going to Monopol after the Jews were deported and seeing scattered belongings; being forced by Bulgarian soldiers to collect items out of a pool at Monopol; the differences between German and Bulgarian uniforms; and hearing of several rape attempts.
    Aleksandar Nikolovski
    interview:  2014 June 04
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

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    Administrative Notes

    This is a witness interview of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Witnesses: The Jeff and Toby Herr Testimony Initiative, a multi-year project to record the testimonies of non-Jewish witnesses to the Holocaust. The interview was directed and supervised by Nathan Beyrak.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    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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