Stories of LA Harbor Area producer, local filmmaker, Jack Baric tells the story of how his grandfather escaped a fascist Italian POW camp during WWII and how later Jack’s dad gained his freedom from Communist Yugoslavia by escaping to Italy where he was provided political asylum.
October 2, 2020
Stories of L.A. Harbor Area: For Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (SOLAHA)
Vol. II, No. 27 Jack Baric “Italy; Occupiers to Freedom Providers”
Jack Baric recounts his grandfather’s father’s harrowing escape from Fascism and Communism in WWII era, to freedom that lead to forgiveness.
SOLAHA producer/director, filmmaker Jack Baric recounts how his grandfather escaped a fascist Italian POW camp in Croatia during WWII and later Jack’s dad gained freedom from Communist Yugoslavia by escaping to Italy where he was provided political asylum, and the spirit of “forgiveness” that prevailed in both men’s lives extended to family ethic.
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Other Memories From Jack Baric
- Playing in the Streets of San Pedro — Jack Baric
- A Croatian Immigration Story — Jack Baric
- Batter Up! A San Pedro Little League Story — Jack Baric
- Starting San Pedro Magazine — Jack Baric
- Christmas Party in DTSP — Jack Baric
- Italy; Occupiers to Freedom Providers — Jack Baric
- Lost At Sea In Croatian Islands — Jack Baric
- Dad Escapes Communism — Jack Baric