by Verica Peacock
This is the true story of a Croatian war
child, given away at four to an aunt and uncle, imprisoned with
her relatives at 13. Her father managed to secure her freedom,
only to be imprisoned himself, then shot. All the other
prisoners perished in Auschwitz. She
spent the rest of the war hungry in a convent orphanage. Her mother,
having fallen in love with an Englishman before the war, came to live in
this country in 1938.
Verica writes: "All that winter of 1946, I was happy at
last. I was back in school and had a home with another aunt.
However, I had a big decision to make: my mother lives in England and
I don't know a word of English. She is almost a stranger to me.
Do I join her?"
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