Jerko Skračić

Jerko (Jerolim) Skračić (13 May 1918 – 1945 or 1947) was a Croatian journalist and poet.[1][2][3]

Jerko Skračić
Born
Jerolim Skračić

(1918-05-13)May 13, 1918
Died1945 or 1947
NationalityCroat
OccupationJournalist, poet
Years active1940–1945
Known forOsunčani otoci
Stihovi

BiographyEdit

He was born in Murter, where he attended elementary school. In Preko he attended a Franciscan gymnasium. He enrolled in the Faculty of Law in Zagreb, but didn't graduate because he was a political prisoner in Lepoglava. He described the experience in Lepoglava in his book Pod drugim ključem: sjećanja na život ustaških zatočenika u Lepoglavi 1940. i 1941. god.[1][3]

He was released in 1942 and lived shortly in Berlin. Following his return to Croatia, he became the editor of a weekly newspaper called Hrvatski tjednik in Zagreb, and the director of a radio station in Sarajevo. He wrote for Hrvatski krugoval, Glasnik sv. Ante and other magazines.[1][2]

His death is disputed: some sources claim he was killed on his way to Bleiburg,[1] while others claim he was imprisoned and died two years later.[2]

WorksEdit

He published the following works:[2][3]

  • Pod drugim ključem: sjećanja na život ustaških zatočenika u Lepoglavi 1940. i 1941. god. (1942)
  • Osunčani otoci (1944)
  • Stihovi (1945)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Jerolimov, Pavao (14 May 2009). "Jerko Skračić". Zadarski list (in Croatian). Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Skračić, Jerko". Croatian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Skračić, Tomislav. JERKO SKRAČIĆ - HRVATSKI KNJIŽEVNIK U SJENI PAMĆENJA (O NOVELAMA "OSUNČANI OTOCI"), Croatica et Slavica Iadertina, vol. 5, no. 5. March 2010, p. 449–472.