Bosnia

  • Jewish Groups Express Outrage over Atrocities in Bosnia

    In language rife with the imagery of the Holocaust leaders of Jewish organizations are calling on the United States and the United Nations to put an end to the atrocities being perpetrated by Serbian nationalists against Moslem and Croatian residents of Bosnia-Hercegovina. Though the 600 Jews who remain in Sarajevo are not in more danger… More ▸

  • Jewish Children Find Refuge in Israel from War in Bosnia

    Some 70 Jewish children and 20 adults from war-torn Sarajevo made their way last week to Israel via Budapest, many of them leaving parents and other family members behind. Although the travelers hope eventually either to return to their homes in Bosnia-Herzegovina or be reunited in Israel with the rest of their families, the farewells… More ▸

  • Jews Evacuated from Sarajevo in Wake of Fighting in Bosnia

    More than 300 Jews have been safely evacuated during the past three weeks from Sarajevo, capital of the embattled republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina. They were brought to Belgrade, the Yugoslav capital, on two airlifts, according to Srdjan Matic, executive vice president of the Croatian Jewish community, who spoke to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency by telephone from… More ▸

  • Nazis Held Preparing Pogroms in Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia

    The New York Times reported in a Budapest dispatch today that the Nazi authorities were preparing to unleash anti-Jewish programs throughout Serbia, Bosnia and Macedonia, as part of a sweeping movement to crush anti-German resistance. Times correspondent Ray Brock, who remained in Yugoslavia throughout the brief campaign, said the ruthless drive on Serbians would be… More ▸

  • Samuel Weszel, Chief Rabbi of Bosnia, Dies

    (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Dr. Samuel Weszel, chief rabbi of the Ashkenzic community in Bosnia, died here today at the age of 70. Dr. Weszel, who was a native of Rotterdam, Holland, occupied the position of Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Bosnia, for thirty years. More ▸

  • Bosnia Jews Experience Hardships Due to Bad Crop

    (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Sephardic Jews who live in compact masses in Sarajevo are experiencing difficult times owing to the failure of the harvest in Bosnia. Many of the Jewish small traders are faced with economic ruin. There are no organizations working among the Jugoslavian Jews to provide them with assistance in times of crisis. Out… More ▸