Thursday 12 March 2015
By Natasha Marsh, Kairos Catholic Journal
IN 1945 Leopoldine ‘Poldi’ Mimovich was living in post-war Austria with her husband, Ljubisa Mimovich. He was a Yugoslav officer who had been imprisoned by the Gestapo during the war. That year, a group of Russian monarchists broke into their area, kidnapping and shooting 10 Yugoslav officers. Ljubisa knew he had to flee, and quickly. The Mimoviches hoped to migrate to America—they had family there—but the visas took too long to arrive. Instead, they went to the first place that would take them. That is how Poldi came to Australia.