Our very close friends Gus and Sandi Schick trace some ancestry to this island – Sandi’s paternal grandfather came form a little village of Novo Selo and some relatives still have still summer houses in the village. Our mission was to see if we might find them at home.
Find them we did , and we received a warm welcome. A real birthday party – they sang happy birthday in English them a different version in Dutch. They gave some some delicious walnut liqueur and some other tasty refreshments and we learnt a bit about the history of the family.
Rina is a very young looking 81 year matriarch of the family and tells a really remarkable story of survival in the Turmoil of WW2. The Italians burnt all the houses in the village , Including Rina’s and life was extremely tough for those who managed to survive.