Odyssey of a DP

Odyssey of a DP

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In 1941, twelve year old Vladimir awakes one morning to the chaos of the Luftwaffe bombing his neighborhood in Belgrade. The Germans are invading his homeland. Vladimir and his family are soon suffering hunger and deprivation from the German occupation as well as daily air raids by the Allies. His parents reluctantly decide it will be best if Vladimir and his mother leave his father behind to defend Yugoslavia and fight the now advancing Soviet Army while they flee to Austria. Finally the family is re-united in an Austrian refugee camp and ultimately they are able to immigrate to America after the war. For the next forty years Vladimir designs national and international expositions a€“ including several Nuclear Information Centers in the U.S. and Asia a€” and receives numerous awards for his work in design and graphic arts. One night, after Vladimir has received a phone call in his hotel room that his father has died from a heart attack, he realizes that he never took the time to listen to his fathera€™s stories about World War I, the Russian Revolution or his fathera€™s battles against the Communists in his native land. Like his father, Vladimir, too, is a wealth of unique historical information about an important period in the history of the world. Odyssey of a DP is his contribution to preserving those stories and paying tribute to his lineage and his family.Back to Mom and Bischofshofen with the terrific news, but there were problems. Foreigners ... Reading about complaints of Austrians that there are too many refugees in their land and their inability ...to feed everyone, I had an idea. I requestedanbsp;...

Title:Odyssey of a DP
Author:Vladimir Drobashevsky
Publisher:Outskirts Press - 2010-09-17


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