Born: 1923, Jacovce, Czechoslovakia
Describes the crematoria at Auschwitz-Birkenau [Interview: 1989]
Miso's family lived in Topol'cany. The Hlinka Guard (Slovak fascists) took over the town in 1939. In 1942, Miso was deported to the Slovak-run Novaky camp. Later in the year, he was deported to the Auschwitz camp in Poland. He was forced to labor first in the Buna works and then in the Birkenau "Kanada" detachment, unloading incoming trains. As the Allies advanced in late 1944, prisoners were transferred to camps in Germany. Miso escaped during a death march from Landsberg and was liberated by U.S. forces.
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