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  • U.S. Criticizes West Germany, Libya, Yugoslavia for Their Roles in Hijack

    The United States has criticized West Germany, Libya and Yugoslavia for their roles in yesterday’s hijacking. State Department spokesman Charles Bray said today. “We also expressed our conviction,” he said, “that global efforts are required (and) a measure of firmness in individual cases if they are to succeed.” He added that the US had expressed… More ▸

  • JDC Sending Student Rabbi from Israel to Yugoslavia to Conduct Seders

    A young rabbi, Eliyahu Marciano, now studying in Israel, is being sent by the Joint Distribution Committee to Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, to conduct the Passover seders, it was reported this week by Edward Ginsberg, JDC chairman. “The major difficulty in keeping Jewish tradition alive in Yugoslavia is the almost total absence of religious leaders,” Ginsberg said…. More ▸

  • Tito Tells Pontiff Yugoslavia to Work for Mideast Peace; Presents Strong Arab Case

    Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia referred to the Middle East situation during an audience with Pope Paul VI yesterday, it was reported today. Tito reportedly told the Pontiff that he considered the present Middle East crisis dangerous and that Yugoslavia was trying to help in the search for a peaceful settlement “so that the consequences of… More ▸

  • Leaders of Yugoslavia Jewry Play Host to Visitors at Federation’s 50th Anniversary

    The leaders of Yugoslav Jewry played host this week to representatives of overseas Jewish communities and organizations at celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Yugoslavia. About 800 persons attended a public meeting presided over by the Federation’s president, Dr. Lavoslav Kadelburg. The Belgrade and Zagreb Jewish choirs performed as… More ▸

  • 26th Anniversary of World War Ii Deportation of Jews from Yugoslavia is Observed

    The 26th anniversary of the deportation of Jews from the Hungarian-occupied regions of Yugoslavia during World War II was marked by memorial services in the synagogue at Subotica. Another memorial service was held across the border in Szeged, Hungary. A gathering at the Jewish cemetery near Subotica was addressed by Dr. Lavoslav Kadelberg, president of… More ▸

  • Jews in Yugoslavia Enjoy Full Rights, Ministry of Religious Affairs Official Says

    There is no Jewish problem in Yugoslavia where “the Jewish community enjoys the same rights and has the same position as all other religious communities” according to Milo Jovicevic, director of the Yugoslavian Ministry of Religious Affairs. The question on Jews was one of several put to Mr. Jovicevic in an interview published in Liberty,… More ▸

  • Sholem Aleichem Story Published in Serbian in Yugoslavia

    The Yugoslav journal “Jezh” published in its last issue a full translation of a story by Sholem Aleichem translated into Serbian. There are few translations from the Yiddish into Serbian because the overwhelming majority of Yugoslav Jews are of Sephardic origin and not at home with Yiddish. More ▸

  • Poland, Yugoslavia Sign UN Convention to Bar Statute of Limitations on War Crimes

    Poland and Yugoslavia signed the United Nations convention barring application of the statute of limitations to war crimes and crimes against humanity when the convention was opened for signature Monday. The convention, adopted by the General Assembly on Nov. 26, defines war crimes and crimes against humanity and requires its signatories to take whatever steps… More ▸