A rare photo of Rovinj, 1957. The fate of the Italian-speaking town of Rovigno always lay in the hands of the victors of war. First Italy won it from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, then Tito's Yugoslavia took over in 1947. It's now a Croatian sea resort.
After WWII most ethnic Italians left the area of Istria, their ancestral home. Hundreds of thousands of people were affected by the Istrian Exodus. They were mostly resettled in Italy, others went to Australia and America.
Do you or your parents know stories of the Istrian Italians? We would love to hear from you.
Photo E.Baumann. From Jugoslawien, F.A.Brockhaus Verlag, Leipzig 1958
After this photo was published in 2014, we were delighted to hear from Zlatko Štokan. He grew up in this street - Trevisol, he still lives in Rovinj, and he took a photo of that corner now, 57 years on.
Furthermore, Zlatko recognised most of the people on the 1957 photo! Watch this space for more.