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Oral history interview with Miru Alcana

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

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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.

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