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Oral history interview with Jack Miller

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.294.63 | RG Number: RG-50.693.0063

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Jack Miller (né Muller), born in 1928 in Slovakia, discusses his family, which owned forests, lots, and a medical clinic; speaking Czech, Hungarian, and German at home; his mother’s birth in New York; 20 people hiding for nine months in a bunker that the family had built; the family being revealed; the Germans taking the eldest to the gas chambers; how after the Slovakian revolution, the man who was in charge, a priest named Dr. Josef Tisson, was paid by the Nazis to turn in Jews; his blond brother being sent to relatives in Roznava; his family being transported to Ravensbruck in cattle cars; deaths by Zyklon B; being in the camp for 13 months; being liberated by the Canadians from Ludwigslust concentration camp ; speaking English with the liberators; pretending to be dead in order to go to the hospital; riding his bicycle after a few days after liberation and wearing a Nazi uniform to stay warm; hearing a story of a German widower being sexually assaulted by Russian soldiers; returning to his town and learning that his mother survived; working for the Gillett Company in Boston, MA; his company paying for his psychological treatment after the war; and retiring in Chile.

Interviewee
Jack Miller
Interviewer
Ilana Solowiejczyk
Date
2012 March 15  (interview)
Language
Spanish
Extent
3 digital files : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Fundación Memoria Viva
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:54:03
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