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BMO / Online campaign - Mladen Lolić

Dec. 13, 2023

Mladen Lolić was born in Baška, on the island of Krk, in 1928. He went to school in Baška. Due to the Italian occupation of Krk in 1942, he joined the Pioneers and attempted sabotage with his colleagues. As a 15-year-old, he became a member of the partisan army in Croatia (ZAVNOH). Severely injured next to Ogulin, barely managed to survive. Treated in many Partisan hospitals, he returns to Senj and continues at home. In 1944, he went to Vis, where he received the status of disabled. The Dalmatian NOB sends him to a teacher's course to teach children in the liberated territories. He was demobilized as a teacher in 1945, but worked for two more years in Zadar. After that, he passed the economics department of the Higher Maritime School in Rijeka. Later he worked in Yugoslav maritime companies. In 1961, he went to London for the Anglo Yugoslav Shipping Company, where he worked until 1984. He returned to Yugoslavia, where he became the general director of the company Jadroagenta until his retirement in 1986. In 1991, he fled from Rijeka to Rovinj and further to Slovenia, due to a warning from a colleague from the HDZ , that the members of the new police force of the Republic of Croatia want to kill him. In the 1990s, he successfully fought for his wife to obtain Croatian citizenship as a Serb. He lives in Rijeka, rarely comes to Baška for summer vacations.

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Osobna sjećanja - Mladen Lolić - YouTube

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