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Oral history interview with Miru Alcana

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0125.1 | RG Number: RG-50.233.0001

Miru Alcana, born on the Island of Rhodes, Greece in 1915, describes her life in Rhodes before the war; the implementation of anti-Jewish laws; her deportation from Rhodes to Haidari (Chaidari), near Athens and then to Auschwitz; her experiences first in Auschwitz, then working in a munitions factory near Buchenwald and then her arrival in Theresienstadt (Terezin) immediately after its liberation; her attempts to save lives in the hospital at Terezin; her move to Bologna, Italy to seek assistance from the Jewish community there; and problems with reparations and the effect the losses she suffered during the Holocaust had on her physically and emotionally.


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Interviewee
Miru Alcana
Interviewer
Kenneth Fleish
Date
interview:  1992 August 30
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).