For Baka's Homeland: Eyewitness to the Birth of a State

For Baka's Homeland: Eyewitness to the Birth of a State

by Michael Palaich


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FOR BAKA'S HOMELAND is a compelling eyewitness account of an American who was first recruited into the Croatian Liberation Movement at the age of twenty-five. The author's personal story details how the love for his Grandmother (Baka) led to his love for her people, her culture and ultimately to a desire to assist her homeland in realizing its centuries-old quest to achieve independence.

The author openly shares his personalo journey from the sometimes-violent streets of Detroit to the war-torn streets of Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

After traveling acrosss four continents to produce a documentary on post-WWII Yugoslav war crimes, he created his own news agency, and became a Registered Foreign Agent for the Repubolic of Croatia during the country's War of Independence. Palaich was ultimately indicted by the US government for arms smuggling.

After more than two decades, Palaich finally reveals the full story, the historical people he met along the way and the unbelievable reason he is a free man today,

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781734457421
Publisher: Michael Palaich
Publication date: 01/04/2020
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Michael Palaich is a third-generation Croatian-American and producer of the documentary film "The Bleiburg Tragedy." He is a contributor to several documentaries on the subject of Yugoslav war crimes. His role in Croatia's liberation movement began in 1979 when he was recruited at the age of twenty-five. That recruitment led him on a long journey that began with anti-Yugoslav street demonstrations and ended with him becoming a Registered Foreign Agent for the Republic of Croatia during Croatia's Homeland War. During Croatia's War of Independence, he created the Pan National News Agency, served as a correspondent for the Croatian Information Center, WXYT Radio and Soldier of Fortune magazine. Ultimately, Palaich was indicted by the American government in 1996 and charged with smuggling weapons and night-vision equipment destined for Croatian forces during Croatia's Homeland War.
Palaich graduated Cum Laude from Wayne State University where he earned a BA degree in Political Science and Psychology.
He is a father to two grown children and a grandfather to two grandchildren. Palaich is retired and lives in Croatia and Arizona with his wife, Sandra. He actively serves in the Prison Ministry for the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix.

Table of Contents

List of Acronyms

Pronunciation of Croatian Letters


1. Baka's Boy

2. Šljivovica,Lamb and Politics

3. Down with Yugo!

4. The Bleiburg Tragedy

5. War Comes to Croatia

6. Arrest in Germany

7. Subterfuge and Subversion;

8. Federal Agents, Open Up!

9. City under Siege

10. Welcome to Sarajevo!

11. Looking in the Eyes of a War Criminal

12. Agents in a Storm; 13. Specter of Prison

14. Rescued by Croatia

15. If you Can Keep It



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