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Non-jews in Yugoslavia Contribute to Jewish Community Campaign

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Many non-Jews and social, political and professional associations in Yugoslavia have contributed to the campaign of the Yugoslav Jewish community to finance a section of the Martyrs Forest in Israel, in memory of the 6,000,000 Jews murdered by the Nazis, it was reported in the latest bulletin of the Federation of Yugoslav Jewish Communities which arrived here today.

The bulletin reports that a committee of Belgrade inhabitants has raised 300,000 dinars for the forest while Sarajevo inhabitants have contributed 200,000 and smaller but sizeable contributions have come from various other groups. One such group, the District People’s Committee of Visoko has contributed 14,400 dinars, the cost of one tree to commemorate each of the 48 Jewish victims of fascism in that district.

Some associations, such as doctors and lawyers groups have contributed the cost of one tree as a symbol for the Jewish members of their profession lost to the Nazi executioners. Among the groups which have contributed, the bulletin reported, was the Patriarchate of the Serbian Orthodox Church, firemen’s groups, and mailmen and telegraphers’ associations.

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