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  • High Holidays in Croatia Perilous As Fighting Rages

    For the approximately 2,000 Jews in the beleaguered Yugoslav republic of Croatia, the High Holidays this year arrived amid fear and peril. In Zagreb, the separatist republic’s capital and home to most Croatian Jews, Yom Kippur services were to be held at the Jewish Old Age Home. There have been problems getting medications to the… More ▸

  • Croatian Leaders in Solidarity with Zagreb’s Jews After Bombing

    The leaders of Yugoslavia’s Croatian republic, including the president and Cabinet ministers, expressed sympathy and solidarity with the badly shaken Jewish community here this week. Officials of all ranks condemned the two bombings early Monday morning that severely damaged the Jewish community center building in the center of Zagreb and the Jewish section of the… More ▸

  • Jewish Center and Cemetery Bombed in Strife-torn Capital of Croatia

    Yugoslavia’s small Jewish community was in a state of high tension and under tight security after bombs exploded early Monday morning at the entrance to the Jewish community center and at the Jewish cemetery in Zagreb, capital of the Croatian republic, where strife has been rampant in recent weeks. There were no casualties but considerable… More ▸

  • Jews in Croatia Are Worried About Mounting Nationalism

    Jewish leaders in the Yugoslav republic of Croatia are worried that mounting Croatian nationalism may prompt a resurgence of anti-Semitism, similar to the anti-Semitism that has recently emerged elsewhere in Eastern Europe. “The mood is concerned, not fearful as a Slovakia or Hungary,” said Nenad Porges, president of the approximately 1,500 member Zagreb Jewish community…. More ▸

  • Croatian Weekly Censured

    The Australian Press Council has censured a Croatian weekly newspaper, Hrvatski Tjednik, for publishing an article that contains “wild and unsubstantiated” anti-Semitic statements. The Press Council, according to information made available here by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, acted on a complaint filed against the weekly by the Anti-Defamation Commission of B’nai B’rith District… More ▸

  • Artukovic, Croatian Nazi, Arrested

    Andrija Artukovic, the most notorious Nazi war criminal living in the United States, was arrested yesterday in Orange County by Federal authorities acting on a new request for extradition by the government of Yugoslavia. Bail was denied for the 84-year-old resident of Seal Beach, south of Los Angeles, at a hearing last night in a… More ▸

  • U.S. Moves to Deport Croatian Nazi Collaborator

    The Justice Department said yesterday that the government will move quickly to deport alleged Nazi war criminal Andrija Artukovic, Minister of Interior and Justice in the Nazi sponsored puppet state of Croatia during World War II. Artukovic, 81, who resides in Surfside, California, is accused of responsibility for some 200,000 deaths, according to official U.S…. More ▸

  • Argentine Asked to Extradite Pavelich, Croatian Nazi

    The Association of Israelis of Yugoslavian Origin today urged the Argentine Government to consider Yugoslavia’s request for the extradition of Ante Pavelich, Croatian Nazi responsible for the murder of hundreds of Yugoslavian Jews during World War II. The appeal was made in a memorandum submitted to Buenos Aires through Dr. Gregorio Topolevsky, Argentine Ambassador to… More ▸

  • Croatian Nazi May Be Deported from U.S.; Persecuted Jews

    The United States Court of Appeals here has taken action which might lead to the deportation and trial in Yugoslavia of Andrija Artukovic, a Los Angeles resident who has been identified as a former Croatian Nazi leader notorious for his persecution of Jews. The court here set aside an earlier ruling by the United States… More ▸

  • U.S. Court Denies Bail to Croatian Ex-minister; Annihilated Jews

    The Federal District Court today denied bail to Andrija Artukovic, war-time Minister of Interior of the Nazi puppet state of Croatia, who has been charged with responsibility in the extermination of a large number of Jews. Artukovic was ordered held until October 15 when the Yugoslav Government will present evidence to prove the war crimes… More ▸