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Oral history interview with Miroslav Share

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.214.19 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0019

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Miroslav Share (né Sher), born in 1916 in Dravce, Slovakia, discusses his childhood and education; his family’s farming background; his father’s dying young; attending school in Uzhhorod (Ukraine); learning the clothing trade in Mukachevo (Mukacheve, Ukraine); living in the Ivancice, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic) while he waited to emigrate; the German invasion and being sent to Poland in September 1939; getting out of it on the grounds of his Hungarian birth; going to Brno, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic) then Bratislava, Slovakia; traveling down the Danube and boarding a ship in Varna, Bulgaria that was part of a three-ship convoy (included the "SS Pacific", "SS Milos", and "SS Atlantic"); going to Haifa, Palestine (Israel) via Agios Nikolaos, Crete; the explosion on the "SS Patria" in 1940; being freed from a camp in August 1941; immigrating to Australia in 1951; his work in Australia; visiting his sister in Germany; and his participation in the Jewish community.

Interviewee
Miroslav Share
Interviewer
Ms. Sophie Caplan
Date
1981 April 28  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
9 CD-ROMs.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan
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