I rowed over the Adriatic sea to escape from the mineyard
Silvio Lazarić was born on April 21st 1927 in Medulin. His father was a fisherman. After the father´s death in World War I, his mother stayed alone with three children. They did not practise religion very often. At home they spoak Italian. Silvio went to school in Medulin and later he found a job in Valelunga. At the end of World War II his mother smuggled them with help of the Red Cross in train to save them.Silvio decided to join partisans. He ended up in hills of Gorski kotar. He was very disappointed when he saw the inequality among soldiers depending on military ranks. For example, there were three different cuisines ( for high officers, low rank officers and for ordinary men). At the end of the World War II he worked on different projects in shipyards. Since he wasn¨t satisfied with his life he escaped with his colleagues to Italy in 1951. From there he left to Canada by an American navy ship. Canada became his new homeland. At the beginning he started to repair hair clipper machines. This business brought him quite a lot of success. He developed a family business and has been involved in it up to present.