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Oral history interview with Miru Alcana

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

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    Oral history interview with Miru Alcana


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Miru Alcana
    Kenneth Fleish
    interview:  1992 August 30

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (90 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Alcana, Miru, 1915-

    Administrative Notes

    Kenneth Fleish, of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ID Card Project, conducted the interview with Miru Alcana in Los Angeles, CA on August 30, 1992.
    Funding Note
    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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