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  • Righteous Gentiles honored in Croatia

    A man who hid a Jewish woman in Croatia during World War II was among 10 people honored this week as Righteous Gentiles.

  • Croatian town has proud Jewish history

    ZAGREB, Croatia, Sept. 6 (JTA) — Little over a century ago, the Jewish community of Osijek was the largest in Croatia, bigger even than Zagreb’s. Now it can barely muster a minyan of 10 young people involved in the community. Still, that didn’t stop Osijek’s Jews from participating the annual European Day of Jewish Culture…

  • Croatian president goes to Israel

    ZAGREB, Croatia, Oct. 29 (JTA) — Croatia’s president was expected to address Israel’s Knesset and apologize for his nation’s Holocaust-era crimes against the Jews during his visit to Israel this week. Stipe Mesic arrived in Israel on Sunday on a three-day visit. The first visit by a president of independent Croatia was expected to focus…

  • Croatian town has proud Jewish history

    ZAGREB, Croatia, Sept. 6 (JTA) — Little over a century ago, the Jewish community of Osijek was the largest in Croatia, bigger even than Zagreb’s. Now it can barely muster a minyan of 10 young people involved in the community. Still, that didn’t stop Osijek’s Jews from participating the annual European Day of Jewish Culture…

  • Croatian town has proud Jewish history

    ZAGREB, Croatia, Sept. 6 (JTA) — Little over a century ago, the Jewish community of Osijek was the largest in Croatia, bigger even than Zagreb’s. Now it can barely muster a minyan of 10 young people involved in the community. Still, that didn’t stop Osijek’s Jews from participating the annual European Day of Jewish Culture…

  • Croatian Jews hope to reclaim property

    ZAGREB, Croatia, April 3 (JTA) — Croatia is considering legislation that would return property to Jews who used to live in the Balkan nation. But a leading Croatian Jewish official doubts that properties actually will be returned before their owners — many of them Holocaust survivors or their heirs — die. Even so, the very…

  • Documents from Croatian concentration camp in D.C.

    ZAGREB, Croatia, March 5 (JTA) – Documents from Croatia’s most notorious concentration camp, kept in a private home for eight years by a museum curator, are slated to be examined later this month in Washington. The artifacts from 19 tin boxes, now being stored at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, will be examined in the…

  • Croatian Jews hope to reclaim property

    ZAGREB, Croatia, April 3 (JTA) — Croatia is considering legislation that would return property to Jews who used to live in the Balkan nation. But a leading Croatian Jewish official doubts that properties actually will be returned before their owners — many of them Holocaust survivors or their heirs — die. Even so, the very…

  • Croatian finds Holocaust education still touchy

    ZAGREB, Croatia, March 11 (JTA) — A Croatian education official has come under fire for suggesting that Holocaust education needs to be improved in the nation’s schools. The campaign against Natasha Jovicich, an assistant to the education minister, began after she returned from an international conference on Holocaust education in Sweden in late January. Jovicich,…

  • Croatian Jews have an identity crisis

    ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 28 (JTA) – When Croatian Jews receive their census questionnaire this year, they’ll face a dilemma: Which nationality are they going to mark down? In the country’s 1991 census, fewer than 600 out of about 2,000 registered members of the nine official Jewish communities in Croatia formally declared themselves as Jews. The…