Frieda Nowak – Memories

Frieda was married to Fritz Nowak, the elder brother of Erna Finkelstein.

A family story is told that the Vienna apartment of Fritz and Frieda Nowak was appropriated by the Nazi authorities. A former neighbour of theirs, a nazi sympathizer, was then installed in the apartment. 

The story goes that as the new tenant crossed the threshold, Frieda cursed him in ripe Polish-accented Yiddish, whereupon he tripped and broke his leg.

The couple had visas for the USA and were resident at Kitchener camp, although the family do not know how long for.

They do know that Frieda and Fritz migrated to America shortly afterwards.

Frieda died New York on 1 8 July 1998.

History submitted by Robert Fraser, for his family