Goodbye Dear Old Homeland

Goodbye Dear Old Homeland

Goodbye Dear Old Homeland

Goodbye Dear Old Homeland is the true story of a young couple's flight from Communism after World War II.

Upon discovering the existence of original diaries, letters, and other documents, the author traces her parents' incredible journey to freedom. Ante Sikic and Fedora Tuskan separately escaped from Croatia, their beloved homeland, in 1945. While apart, they endured many hardships but were finally reunited in Italy, after Ante secretly hiked across the Alps from Austria to marry Fedora. While attempting to sneak back into Austria, again hiking in the dark across the Alps, the newlyweds were arrested and spent part of their honeymoon in separate jail cells. Their struggles as refugees continued and culminated in a month long voyage to Australia.

Courage, faith, and an overwhelming desire for freedom permeate throughout this uplifting saga.

About the Author
Yasna Sikic Hood grew up hearing the stories of her parents' courtship, marriage and early life before she and her siblings came into the family. Always intrigued and enchanted by the tales, she has chronicled their story as a legacy for her own family and for all those whose lives were built upon the arduous journey to...

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