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Goli Otok BookNew book about Goli Otok  – “naked island”  – Tito’s former prisoner- island in the Adriatic sea, Croatia is published. Read info and reviews below:

Goli Otok – Hell in the Adriatic

The Former Yugoslavia’s Notorious Evil Island Gulag

By Josip Zoretic

Goli Otok – Hell in the Adriatic is the true story of Josip Zoretic’s tragic experience and survival as a political prisoner of the former Yugoslavia’s most notorious prison, Goli Otok, and the circumstances that led to his imprisonment.  He provides a first hand account of the island prison labor camp from 1962-1969 that institutionalized a system of repression and enslavement against those who opposed the communist regime and the spread of greater Serbian authority.   It is a rare detailed description of the evil and horrors that happened on Goli Otok.


  • Goli Otok – Hell in the Adriatic is one man’s story of life, death, escape, and punishment in post-World War II Yugoslavia. The man was Josip Zoreti? and the setting is Goli Otok, the “Naked Island” prison camp in the Adriatic Sea.  The story is straight forward and brutally frank in its descriptions of day-to-day life on the island-prison. Some years ago Alexander Solzhenitsyn gave a similar picture in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich about life in the Gulags of the Soviet Union. This book brings light to the other gulags in the former Yugoslavia and puts to rest once and for all the myth of “Communism with a Human Face.” ( C. Michael McAdams, University of San Francisco, retired, Author of Croatia: Myth & Reality)
  • A raw and poignant first hand account of the gross, systematic human rights violations of political prisoners in the former Yugoslavia’s most notorious prison.  This book serves as a testament to the infallible sufferings the Croatian people endured under the Communist Yugoslav regime. ( Brenda Brkusic, Award Winning Filmmaker, Freedom from Despair, Producer, PBS-TV)


To order a book please send a $15 check (includes shipping) payable to Marko Zoretic to:

Marko Zoretic
P.O. BOX 18091
IRVINE, CA 92623-8091

The book can also be ordered from the author’s website, www.GoliOtok.com, or at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.  The book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, or at the publisher’s website, www.Virtualbookworm.com.

Paperback: 156 pages
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1589399900
ISBN-13: 978-1589399907
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 4.9 x 0.5 inches
Price: $12.95

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