By Imre Rochlitz,Joseph Rochlitz

Accident of Fate is a first-hand account of persecution, rescue, and resistance within the Axis-occupied former Yugoslavia. on the age of 13, Imre Rochlitz fled to Yugoslavia from his formative years domestic in Vienna following the Nazi Anschluss, leaving his relatives in the back of. In January 1942 the Ustashe (Croatian Fascists) arrested and interned him within the Jasenovac demise camp, the place he dug mass graves. at the verge of loss of life, Rochlitz used to be published end result of the notable intervention of a Nazi basic. He escaped to the Adriatic coast, the place he and a number of other thousand different Jewish refugees have been safe by means of the military of Fascist Italy. After Italy’s hand over, he joined Tito’s Partisans, changing into an officer and armed forces veterinarian, and rescued dozens of downed Allied airmen. In 1945, he fled Yugoslavia’s Communist regime and reached liberated southern Italy. In 1947, on the age of 22, he emigrated to the U.S..

With exact own photos and records helping the textual content, this eyewitness narrative covers little-known subject matters and gives a revealing historic account of the interval. The ebook is helping make clear and render available the complexities and contradictions of clash and genocide in wartime Yugoslavia.

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