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Oral history interview with Miro Auferber

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.142 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0142

Miro Auferber, born on November 22, 1913 in Osijek, Croatia, discusses being a reserve officer in the Yugoslav Army in April 1941; being captured by the Ustasha and sent as a slave laborer to Gospic, where he harvested crops; being sent to Jasenovac, where he worked at a steam power plant in June 1941; his pregnant wife being killed by the Ustasha; the atrocities the Ustasha committed against Serbs and Jews; doing slave labor at a leather factory from 1942 to 1945; resisting the liquidation of Jasenovac along with 250 other workers (eight survived in 1945); joining the partisans, the Yugoslav People’s Army; returning to Osijek; being arrested and released; and immigrating to Israel in 1948.

Interviewee
Miro Auferber
Interviewer
Vera Rosenberger
Date
1987 June 16  (interview)
Geography
creation : Israel
Language
Yiddish
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, gift of the Holocaust Oral History Archive of Gratz College