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Oral history interview with Aleksandar Nikolovski

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

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.


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Interviewee
Aleksandar Nikolovski
Date
interview:  2014 June 04
Language
Macedonian
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
 
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:49:37
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