Download Accident of Fate: A Personal Account, 1938–1945 (Life by Imre Rochlitz,Joseph Rochlitz PDF

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 kin in the back of. In January 1942 the Ustashe (Croatian Fascists) arrested and interned him within the Jasenovac dying camp, the place he dug mass graves. at the verge of dying, Rochlitz used to be published as a result amazing intervention of a Nazi normal. He escaped to the Adriatic coast, the place he and several other thousand different Jewish refugees have been secure by way of the military of Fascist Italy. After Italy’s quit, he joined Tito’s Partisans, changing into an officer and military 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 USA.

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

Show description

Read or Download Accident of Fate: A Personal Account, 1938–1945 (Life Writing) PDF

Similar general european biographies books

Memoirs of an Eighteenth Century Footman: John Macdonald Travels (1745-1779): Volume 13 (Broadway Travellers)

First released in 1927. John Macdonald (1741-96) used to be born, and died, a Scottish Highlander. First released on the time of the French Revolution, those memoirs of his days in carrier supply a wealthy landscape of lifestyles within the corporation of blind fiddlers, maid-servants, the Scottish aristocracy, squaddies, historians, Oriental Princes, servants of the East India corporation and males of serious wealth, together with James Coutts the banker.

Dangerous Diplomacy: The Story of Carl Lutz, Rescuer of 62,000 Hungarian Jews: The Story of Carl Lutz, Rescuer of 62, 000 Hungarian Jews

This quantity tells for the 1st time the brave tale of Carl Lutz (1895-1975), the Swiss diplomat who single-handedly rescued 62,000 Jews from deportation to Nazi focus camps -- a bold motion now famous because the biggest, such a lot profitable rescue attempt ever undertaken in Nazi-dominated Europe.

Icons of the Middle Ages: Rulers, Writers, Rebels, and Saints (Greenwood Icons)

Drawing at the newest examine, Icons of the center a long time: Rulers, Writers, Rebels, and Saints examines the lives of a few of the main awesome personalities of the Medieval Era—powerful, ruthless, compassionate, exceptional those who stay extensively influential this present day. every one portrait during this awesome gallery units its topic within the context in their international, revealing what we actually learn about their lives, their iconic prestige of their personal occasions, and their lasting legacies in our time.

Margery Perham and British Rule in Africa

Margery Perham used to be a great impression on reputable and educational considering on British Colonial rule and decolonization in Africa throughout the center a part of the century. The publication lines how the second one global warfare reworked her view of colonial rule and of the speed at which it'll must be relinquished.

Additional resources for Accident of Fate: A Personal Account, 1938–1945 (Life Writing)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.20 of 5 – based on 41 votes