Interview with Victoria Sharp

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Interview with Victoria Sharp
Series Title:
Stories from the Haitian Refugee Crisis at GTMO
Kartalopoulos, Bill ( Interviewer )
Sharp, Victoria ( Interviewee )
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Subjects / Keywords:
Guantánamo Public Memory Project ( lcsh )
Cuba--Guantánamo Bay Naval Base ( lcsh )
Haiti ( lcsh )
Refugees--Legal status, laws, etc. ( lcsh )
Refugees ( lcsh )
Coup d'état (Haiti : 1991) ( lcsh )
HIV-positive persons ( lcsh )
Oral histories
Spatial Coverage:
Caribbean--Cuba--Guantánamo Bay Naval Base


An oral history interview conducted by Bill Kartalopoulos with Victoria Sharp in June 2012 for the Guantánamo Public Memory Project
General Note:
Victoria Sharp is medical director of the Spellman Center for HIV Related Disease and a doctor at St Luke’s. She was in Guantánamo in 1993 as a member of Doctors of the World (now HealthRight, International), working with a coalition of lawyers (Yale law students, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, and others) to use legal means to bring the Haitian refugees out of Guantánamo to the US. She was also there to provide the refugees with independent medical advice. She was in Guantánamo for two visits during 1993. The first visit was extended, spending about five days on Guantánamo. By the time of her next visit (late spring), they were not allowed to stay overnight so she flew in and out on the same day.

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Source Institution:
Columbia University
Holding Location:
Guantánamo Public Memory Project
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