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What Did It Take to Survive the Biggest War in History?

World War II survivor chronicles a life of sacrifice

Osage, Iowa. – WEBWIRE

Like A Haystack brings to life events and forces that drove the author’s family to be uprooted from their ancestral community in Croatia during World War II. It describes the family’s background, their experiences in Austria after the war, and their emigration to the United States and to Iowa.

World War II was the biggest war to ever happen in world history. In the span of six years, it disrupted peace all over the world and destroyed and displaced the lives of innocent people. Among its victims is author Margaret Smolik. In her memoir, Like a Haystack,” she narrates her and her family’s struggle for survival during this period of great turmoil.
In “Like a Haystack”, Margaret Smolik accounts her family’s traumatic experience during WWII. The biggest challenge began when they were forced to leave their ancestral home in Croatia. Throughout their struggles, she stresses the importance of courage and persistence in order to survive the onslaught of war and poverty.
Smolik’s writing embodies a person who does not only have the courage to survive a war, but a person who perseveres to achieve the American dream. Be inspired by Margaret Smolik’s touching autobiography, “Like a Haystack”.
Like a Haystack
Life from My Perspective
Written by Margaret Smolik
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About the Author
Margaret Smolik is a certified copy editor and author of three children’s books. On top of this, she also has several poems published in the annual anthology of the Iowa Poetry Association, Lyrical Iowa. The author is active in her community, parish, and local writers’ group. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree at the Drake University in Iowa.

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 Like A Haystack
 Life From My Perspective
 Margaret Smolik

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