Born in Croatia in 1930, Verica Peacock came to England at 16. She lived with her husband in Essex, UK, has two grown up children and four grandsons. After several careers she became a secondary school teacher. Although she had a massive stroke in her forties, she recovered well and returned to teaching Commerce, English, Drama and German for many years. Since retiring at 68 she had had many articles and poems published in newspapers, magazines and anthologies in England, Croatia and Romania and has won prizes for her essays, poetry and haiku.
Sadly, Verica Peacock died in January 2014.
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by Verica Peacock
This is the true story of a World War two Croatian child, given away at four to an aunt and uncle and imprisoned with her relatives at thirteen. Her father managed to secure her freedom, only to be imprisoned himself and shot three weeks later. The others perished in Auschwitz. She spent the rest of the war hungry, in a convent orphanage, not knowing what lay ahead...
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