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 youth domestic in Vienna following the Nazi Anschluss, leaving his family members at 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 demise, Rochlitz was once published as a result of the notable intervention of a Nazi common. He escaped to the Adriatic coast, the place he and a number of other thousand different Jewish refugees have been safe through the military of Fascist Italy. After Italy’s hand over, he joined Tito’s Partisans, turning 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 USA.
With specific own photos and files assisting the textual content, this eyewitness narrative covers little-known themes and gives a revealing historic account of the interval. The booklet is helping make clear and render obtainable the complexities and contradictions of clash and genocide in wartime Yugoslavia.
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Accident of Fate: A Personal Account, 1938–1945 (Life Writing) by Imre Rochlitz,Joseph Rochlitz