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Reviewed by Lynette Fowlston for Readers' Favorite
While Odyssey of a DP: Memoirs of a Displaced Person tells the story of one family, many people from that era lived the same hardships. They witnessed their homes being destroyed. They were uprooted and sent to refugee camps. Many of them made their way to the U.S. and began their life again.
Author Vladimir Drobashevsky and his family lived in Belgrade during WWII. They survived when their home was bombed. They were sent to a refugee camp in Austria. Drobashevsky dreamed of starting a new life in America. While waiting to become a citizen, he served in the army during the Korean War. The reader watches as Drobashevsky matures in this tale. Drobashevsky proves that with determination a man can forge ahead and overcome adversity.
Drobashevsky's memoirs transport the reader back into the past. He shares a part of history that is personal and not found in history books. This book is well-written. Mr. Drobashevky comes across as a humble, honest, and interesting person. I find him to be courageous and inspiring.