Ivo Škorić

Ivo Škorić was born in 1964 in Germany. His mother's parents were Volksdeutsche. During the period of Yugoslavia, her mother was shunned due to her father's collaboration with the Ustaše regime. The family of Ivo Škorić's father was communist-oriented: his paternal grandfather was a part of the system, despite the fact that at the time of the communist regime in Yugoslavia he experienced certain problems resulting from his ideological convictions. In the 1980s, at the time of the liberalisation of society in Yugoslavia, Ivo Škorić started working at Omladinski Radio 101 [Youth Radio] and for other independent media. He was also an activist of the peace movement that existed in that period. As a result, in 1985 his passport was withdrawn and he was placed under surveillance by the security services. In 1990 he won a six month scholarship and went to the United States where, after being granted asylum, he has remained to this day. During his time in the US, he has founded an association which seeks to help immigrants from the former Yugoslav countries.