I was 5 when my family had to flee Azerbaijan…

I was 5 when my family had to flee Azerbaijan…

I was 5 when my family had to flee Azerbaijan. My father had supplied computers to the previous political party, and when the new party came into power, they started to imprison anyone who had been associated with the previous party. They didn’t imprison my father but...
My father stepped on a landmine and was brought home…

My father stepped on a landmine and was brought home…

My father stepped on a landmine and was brought home to us in pieces in a casket. After that, my mother was left alone, in a hostile environment, with four kids under the age of fifteen. She was Catholic Croatian and my father was Orthodox Serbian. It was very unusual...