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Journalist, radio commentator, writer and lecturer, reported from the UN and the world


Background Information

Influenced as teenager by surrealists, poetry, Yugoslav, French, Russian and American literature, paintings and architecture.

Spent part of WW II in civilian confinement in Italy, fought in Dalmatia from 1944 to the end of the war in Tito's army, became foreign correspondent at 24, attending the Paris Peace talks in 1946, covering Greece, Turkey, Budapest, Prague. Edited center-spread of leading Belgrade daily in 1951 Borba dedicated to the Tito-Stalin break. Reported on Korean Peace talks from Panmunjom and the UN session in Lake Success, covered both the republican and democratic conventions in 1956. Accredited to the White House and the UN.

Resigned as correspondent for Borba in November 1956 in protest over the refusal of Belgrade to stand against the Soviet invasion of Huingary.

Executive for two national non-profits in the US, introduced new audio and tactile technologies, and contributed to various publications in US and abroad.

Wrote several books in Serbo-Croatian, and now a memoir in English  - The Last Exile.

Birth Place
Sarajevo,  Bosnia
Accomplishments

PR Award in New York for a public service ad read by Frank Sinatra on behalf of In Touch Networks.

Additional Information

Have been lecturing Italian-American clubs since 1987 about my experiences as civilian internee of war in Asolo (north of Venice) from 1941-1943; gave accounts of the Jewish refugee school and students matriculating in the Venice Ghetto in 1942 and 1943; spoke at many community and library events on "The Country That Doesn't Exist Anymore;" lectured Middle- and High-School students on the life "On the Periphery of the Holocaust" in WWI Europe; addressed the War College seminar November 7th, 2009 in Gettisburg,PA on the Dalmatian Campaign in WW II from 1944 to then end.

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The Last Exile
A journey over continents, through wars and peace, hatreds and brotherhoods, successes and hardships, uprootings and setting up roots again




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