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  • 6,500 Jews Live Today in Yugoslavia, Community Leader Reports

    A report on the development of Yugoslav Jewry since the end of World War II, written by Dr. Albert Vajs, president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Yugoslavia, was released here today by the World Jewish Congress. The report establishes that there are only about 6,500 Jews in Yugoslavia. Dr. Vajs, who is a… More ▸

  • Yugoslavia Gives “friendly Warning” to Israel on Middle East Crisis

    A “friendly warning” against Israel’s involvement in “imperialist ventures” was given Prime Minister David Ben Gurion here yesterday by Yugoslavia’s Minister to Israel, Dragoje Djuric. Mr. Djuric came to see Mr. Ben Gurion at the latter’s request. The Prime Minister sought an explanation of Yugoslav Marshall Tito’s expressed concern over Israel’s future moves, especially in… More ▸

  • Massacre of 60,000 Jews in Yugoslavia by Nazis Recorded by Communities

    The terrible massacre of Jews in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia–60,000 of a pre-war population of 70,000 were wiped out–has been described for the first time in a well documented volume just published in an English translation.” The book, “The Crimes of the Fascist Occupants and Their Collaborators Against the Jews of Yugoslavia,” was compiled by the Federation… More ▸

  • 7,000 Jews Remain in Yugoslavia, Jewish Community Head Reports

    Out of 80,000 Jews who lived before World War II in present-day Yugoslavia, only 7,000 remain, according to Dr. Jacques Confino, chairman of the Jewish community in Belgrade and prominent Yugoslav writer, who is visiting Warsaw. Only 10,000 of the pre-war Yugoslav Jews remained living after World War II, Dr. Confino said in an interview… More ▸

  • Jewish Youth Leaders in Yugoslavia Meet; Seek Contact with Jews Abroad

    Representatives of the youth section of the federation of Jewish communities of Yugoslavia met in Zagreb to discuss problems pertaining to Jewish young people in this country and abroad, the World Jewish Congress reported here today. The congress elected a coordinating committee to act as the supreme body of Jewish youth in Yugoslavia. The delegates… More ▸

  • Yugoslavia to Seek Extradition from U.S. of Nazi Murderer of Jews

    Yugoslavia will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court for the extradition of Andrija Artukovic, Police Minister of the Nazi puppet state of Groatia who has been charged with personally ordering the murder and deportation of thousands of Jews, it was announced here today. Artukovic was discovered living in the Los Angeles area after World War… More ▸

  • W. J. C. Conference Heaps Reports on Jews in Yugoslavia, North Africa

    The status of the Jewish community in Yugoslavia is far different from that of the Jewish communities of the other Eastern European Communist countries. Dr. M. Vajs of Yugoslavia today told the executive session of the World Jewish Congress. He is the only delegate from a Jewish organization in a Communist country attending this parley…. More ▸

  • Yugoslavia with Draws Flight Permission from Israel Planes

    Yugoslav authorities prevented the flight of an El Al passenger plane over Yugoslav territory last night in what was believed to be the first such action by the Tito regime against Israeli air transit. Airline company officials reported today that the El Al Constellation, due by mid-night from London via Vienna with new immigrants aboard,… More ▸

  • Arab Reports on Yugoslav-israel Friction Ignored by Yugoslavia

    Yugoslavia is attaching very little political significance to reports emanating from Cairo alleging friction between Yugoslav elements of the United Nations Emergency Force and Israeli troops whom these UN units are replacing in the Sinai Peninsula. That fact became known here today after a series of talks between the two governments, held at the Foreign… More ▸

  • Yugoslavia Recovers Jewish Archives Seized by Nazis During War

    The archives of a number of pre-war Yugoslavian Jewish organizations seized by the Nazis and later found by the Russians have been returned to the Yugoslav authorities, the Federation of Yugoslav Jewish Communities has learned. The Federation has approached the Yugoslav Government with a request that documents important to the community be turned over to… More ▸