Miles P. Fischer


As Interviewed by Sam Fischer, March 15, 2017
"Sarajevo had been a major war zone, there had been a lot of fighting for several years, and pretty much everything was blown up."
Miles P. Fischer

Introductory Profile: About Miles Fischer

My interviewee is my grandfather, Miles P. Fischer. He was born in 1937 and grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. Miles has been a soldier, social studies teacher, lawyer, and a volunteer for many organizations. He currently volunteers for the Military Justice Committee of the New York Lawyers Association and the Community Emergency Response Team. Miles is tall and has gray hair and hazel eyes.

I interviewed him on the subject of his volunteering as an election observer in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the late 1990s with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe(OSCE). This was just after Yugoslavia had broken up, and the Bosnian genocide had just ended. Tensions were high in Bosnia, and my interviewee was very brave to travel there to help the country in its first elections as an independent, free country. We covered the topics of hate based solely on religion, the differences between America and Bosnia, and what he did in Bosnia. The interview was a great opportunity for me to learn more about the struggle in Bosnia, which I had previously never heard of. I think others can benefit the same by listening to this podcast.